Ivanhoe was the first of Scott's novels to take place in the middle ages but it is far from being the fantastic, medievalist romance associated (in the critical imagination) with a visionary Britain that never was. This is the first novel

Ivanhoe was the first of Scott's novels to take place in the middle ages but it is far from being the fantastic, medievalist romance associated (in the critical imagination) with a visionary Britain that never was. This is the first novel in English to deal seriously with issues of race. At the same time, it provides an exciting read to a contemporary audience.

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Ha scritto il 23/02/16
Always has been, always will be
Ivanhoe has always been my favourite story as a child, and still is my favourite. Richard Coeur de Lion, Robin Hood and his fellows yeoman and Ivanhoe... my all-time heroes.
Ha scritto il 14/01/16
I have been hearing about this book for all high school's years and then I could not avoid buying it instantly when I saw it in a bookstore in Milan. Well.. I am displeased that it was a bit disappointing. The story was exciting of course and there a ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/11/14
I thought reading it after so many years would be disappointing, but no, with all its faults - so naive, so far from our tastes and our convictions, so fake in its romanticised medieval setting - it's still powerful and involving.
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Ha scritto il 06/11/14
GDL in corso
opinioni a fine lettura ;)
Ha scritto il 19/08/13
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Ivanhoe è un romanzo storico di Sir Walter Scott ambientato in Inghilterra intorno al 1194. Il romanzo è considerato dagli studiosi come il primo vero esempio di genere storico. “ Scott nutriva qualche preoccupazione a proposito dell'ambientazione in ...Continua
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