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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35,134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Walter Scott Narrator: Jonathan Oliver Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ivanhoe has never been superseded as the epitome of chivalric novels. The brave knight comes from the Crusades to claim the Anglo-Saxon princess, Rowena, as his bride. But he becomes caught up in the feud between Prince John and his brother, Richard the Lionheart, who has returned to England incognito. Robin Hood and his outlaws also appear in a story with many interconnecting strands which meet in powerful scenes of tournaments, sieges and courtly love. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 1/2/2014

    " Great swashbuckling adventure. I haven't enjoy a tale this much since Leepike Ridge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca Curtis | 9/24/2013

    " I like the jewish girl much better then the princess. I love the story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Esdaile | 9/20/2013

    " This must be one ofhis best novels. The romance as it calls itself and it is a romance, reads well from beginning to end. Especially fascinating is his portrayal of Jews. On the one hand, Isaac is portrayed in the manner customary at the time, the connviing above all pusillanimous Jew, but his daughter Rebecca is the heroine of the novel, and Ivanhoe clearly loves her, but as Forster put it in Pasage to India the time and place forbade their union. A very interesting character is the Templar who is very "progressive" in his contempt for religion, which he calls superstition coupled with his adherence to the chivaric code which is ambiguous and his ambition which is not ambiguous, likewise his pride. King Richard Coeur de Lion is presented as a deeply flawed but still likable man. This novel is at once a good yarn but stimulating to thought and non dogmatic. I did wonder though, in the manner with which Scott is sympathetic to the Saxon cause but effectively shows that the fait acoimpli of Norman rule is indeed that accompli, promoting the idea that Jacobean romantics should accept the Hannovrian succession and the Union of Scotland and England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sean | 8/10/2013

    " One of my favorite books, "Ivanhoe", in my opinion, should be required reading in Highschools across the country. I am absolutly astonished at how few of people I know that have actually read it. Sir Walter Scott presents a mastery of historical language yet still creates a readable and captivating story. "Ivanhoe" is a true classic. "

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About the Author

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a poet, a playwright, and one of the greatest historical novelists who ever lived. Writing mostly about his native Scotland, Scott wrote a total of twenty-seven historical novels, the best known of which are Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverly, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor.