I Michelangelo: His Epic Life loved this book and was torn between 4 and 5 stars Can we call it 45 Hecket s just say 5 I read it first ong ago and it holds up well over the years its and yours A classic for a reasonYou l find synopsis after synopsis here and elsewhere But if you Boy Soldiers of the Great War: Their Own Stories for the First Time like adventure heroism romanceoyalty betrayalany or all of the above you won t go wrong hereKing Richard the Lion HeartRobin Hood LocksleyKnights TemplarSaxons vs NormansGentiles vs JewsKnights from the CrusadesTournamentsjoustsmeleestreacherysingle combatlovelossreconciliationheroics This thing has to offer than The Princess Bride Well no one gets murdered by piratesand it is a kissing book but it s still a great read and it s a classic so you get extra pointsOkay so my sense of humor got the best of me for a second there While this book may not appeal to some as it is definitely dated it was written in 1819 and its syntax and construction aren t what modern readers will be used to that won t bother most I d think I read this book first when I was 13 or 14 I stumbled across it in a grandparent s house one summer and it captured my interest The book is a historical fiction and an action adventure of it s day and while it may not move as today s action adventures do there is so much than that here The depth of the prose blows away what we might call action adventure today There is high adventure here that should please adventure Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders lovers and the romantics among us When Sir Desdichado challenged the entire field at the joust I was hookedYep on second thought no uestion 5 stars This book is highly recommended I have decided to put down this book and not finish it 23 of the way in the reason being that while it was interesting to read about the old times of knights tournaments and great battles at castles it wasn t in any way interesting enough for me to keep on reading I feelike being this far in I ve already gotten out of the story what I possibly could and I don t really care about how everything s going to end Funnily enough I was originally under the impression that this was going to be a children story written in a somewhat easily accessible anguage Turned out I was completely wrong It s a classic story for adults written in a rather dense 1820s anguage Maybe my disappointment is part of the reason why I don t really feel Gandhi Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age like finishing it Sometimes I m in the middle of complaining to Joanne that some book which I told Joanne before I started was probably going to be boring and stupid is indeed boring and stupid and I plan to complain about it being boring and stupid for the next week because it s alsoong and Joanne says silly things Les Innocents like Why would you even start a book that you think will be boring and stupid Ivanhoe is why Sometimes I m wrong I thought Ivanhoe would be boring and stupid but it s a blastFlesh WoundsHere s the test for whether youl I Was A Stranger like it have you everiked any story even just one story with a knight in it If you re not totally immune to knights clanking about flinging gauntlets at each other you should
Like Ivanhoe It S The Apotheosis Of Knight Bashing There Ivanhoe It s the apotheosis of knight bashing There damsels in distress and a terrific response by one of them a great scheming old crone in a tower a wicked prince a thrilling castle siege and note those are usually not thrilling it s just super hard to 930 Ivanhoe Sir Walter ScottIvanhoe is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott first published in 1820 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance At the time it was written it represented a shift by Scott away from fairly realistic novels set in Scotland in the comparatively recent past to a somewhat fanciful depiction of medieval England It has proved to be one of the best known and most influential of Scott s novels Ivanhoe is the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the nobility in England was overwhelmingly Norman It follows the Saxon protagonist Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe who is out of favour with his father for his allegiance to the Norman king Richard the Lionheart The story is set in 1194 after the failure of the Third Crusade when many of the Crusaders were still returning to their homes in Europe King Richard who had been captured by Leopold of Austria on his return journey to England was believed to still be in captivity 2014 1320 160 19 1189 1199 19 1364 174 1386 298 9789643059545 1363 87 1375 159 9649004653 1386 208 9789642621224 1388 174 9789642621224 It is hard to know what to say about Ivanhoe It is part Robin Hood style adventure part history and full of thematic richness I was surprised that Ivanhoe himself figures into this tale somewhat sporadically There are many characters who receive in depth development and the Jewess Rebecca is fully developed than the heroine Rowena The attitudes toward Jews in the novel make one uncomfortable in the same way that you feel when reading The Merchant of Venice It is obvious that Scott himself does not sanction this view of Jews but even the characters who admire and are helped by Rebecca make comments regarding being defiled by her presence or touch I constantly had
To Attempt To Put attempt to put into the time in uestion and remind myself that this is history and to have written it any other way would have been falseIt is easy to see why Sir Walter Scott was a popular writer in his time and has survived The story is fun in the same way tales of King Arthur and his Knights are The descriptions of the ists and tournaments are vivid portrayals There are plot surprises there is aughter particularly in. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott It was written in 1819 and set in 12th century England an example of historical fiction Ivanhoe is sometimes given credit for helping to increase popular interest in the middle ages in 19th century Eur. ,
The forms of a jester and a Thane and there is familiarity in the characters that we have seen time and again from this era Richard the Lion Hearted Robin Hood and his Merry Men and the evil King John Note March 17 2014 I posted this review some time ago but just finished tweaking the anguage in one sentence to clarify a thoughtObviously this novel won t be every reader s cup of tea the author s 19th century diction will be too much of a hurdle for some those who define novels of action and adventure as shallow will consider it beneath them and those who want non stop action will be bored by Scott s serious effort to depict the ife and culture of his medieval setting But those who appreciate adventure and romance in a well realized setting and aren t put off by big words and involved syntax will find this a genuinely rewarding read Ivanhoe is a uintessentially Romantic novel and that school stressed appeal to the reader s emotions rather than or at east so than their intellects But this does not mean it s devoid of a philosophical or moral point of view Novels of action and combat appeal to emotions of fear and excitement etc but at their best they often presuppose a code of conduct between humans that differentiates between good and evil and cast the conflict in the story in those terms with the writer on the side of good and the various characters may model genuine virtues This is definitely the case here And the small r romantic aspect of the plot in this book is not a simple tale of boy falls for girl either the above description identifies Rowena as Ivanhoe s true Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth love but in fact he comes to have very definite romantic feelings toward Rebecca as well and the uestion of how how this triangle will be resolved contributes to the story s interest Rebecca s character also brings an added depth to the novel she s a strong courageousady who excels in a male dominated profession in the midst of a sexist society and the 19th century culture of Scott s readers was scarcely 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts less sexist than Rebecca s medieval world Scott s treatment of her as a Jewish character also exemplifies genuine tolerance in a much different sense than the inverted one popularized today in which we simply proclaim ourselves as apostles of tolerance but then hate and anathematize anyone who disagrees with us because their different beliefs identify them as intolerant as an Anglican he has honest differences with her religious beliefs but he can enthusiastically affirm her as a person anyway and as an author allow her to remain true to her own beliefs So there s aot here for the discerning reader to appreciate I believe Ivanhoe just misses being a great novel for two reasons First of all its characters although not without subtlety Moonrise (Snowfall, lack depth The exception to the rule is the Jewess Rebecca Secondly Scott s style ateast as demonstrated here suffers from a wordiness that continually dissipates the novel s power It is nevertheless an impressive achievement original in conception rich in themes formidable in architecture and powerful in its effects In Ivanhoe Scott skillfully undermines the alienating characteristics of the medieval gothic while taking advantage of its familiarity to and popularity with nineteenth century audiences Although containing elements reminiscent of the earlier gothic such as the corruption and intrigue of religious orders the madness of Ulrica and the burning alive of Front de Beouf in his castle it also pokes fun at some of the wilder elements of this genre the resurrected phantom of Athelstane for instance turns out to be uite alive and in search of a decent meal Scott is clear in his rejection of supernatural devices and rather than the scenes of emotional breakdown and overwhelming passion common in earlier gothics his characters by and arge behave with the rationality and self control that would have been regarded as admirable by the author s contemporaries Throughout the story Scott attempts to have his charac Hearken he Brian de Bois Guilbert said Rebecca I have hitherto spoken mildly to thee but now my anguage shall be that of a conueror Thou art the captive of my bow and spear subject to my will by the aws of all nations nor will I abate an inch of my right or abstain from taking by violence what thou refusest to entreaty or necessity Stand back said Rebecca which portion of no dost thou not comprehend Kindly desist from thou crapulous Trumpery posthaste Some of the above uotes hath indeed been tampered with from Sir Walter Scott s original text Apologies to all purists Honestly I
Cannot Stand That Longwinded De Bois Guilbert What A Sillystand that ongwinded de Bois Guilbert What a silly as Eric Idle would sayBrian de Bois Guilbert and poor RebeccaTook me one month19 days to read this audio book I would have read it faster if it had been compelling but Ivanhoe is not an easy book to read the olde English dialogue takes getting used to and while some of it is uite entertaining it often drags especially when that damned de Bois Guilbert is delivering his interminable gabbleIt is hard to summarize what the novel is about as it is so fragmented Set in the 12th century the novel sort about as it is so fragmented Set in the 12th century the novel sort follows Wilfred Ivanhoe as he returns from the Holy Land after the Third Crusade has ended He soon entered a jousting tournament and jousted the asses off the other competitors Ivanhoe wins the tournament but is gravely injured after his foes ganged up on him fortunately a mysterious Black Knight shows up to aid him He is then taken to Rebecca the Jewess Ivanhoe his Ope and America Ivanhoe is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott first published in 1820 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance Ivanhoe set in 12th century England has been credited for increasing interest in romance and medievalism; Joh.
Walter Scott Ì 5 DownloadAd Rebecca and others are soon kidnapped by dastardly Norman Maurice de Bracy a friend of the verbal diarrhea afflicted de Bois Guilbert They are taken to Toruilstone the castle of Front de Boeuf another antagonist The Black Knight soon comes to the rescue with the help of the sharp shootin Robin Hood Friar Tuck and many other hipster outlaw types Many events follow and await your discoveryThe Black Knight though he retains both arms in this bookOK now I am going to get medieval on this book Actually on reflection I uite ike Ivanhoe though I was often frustrated when it grinds to a halt shut up de Bois Guilbert By the end I felt it definitely outstayed its welcome I am surprised we don t see that much of the eponymous hero he does not show up until page 50 or so after his jousting injuries he disappears from the narrative for many pages only to become active again towards the end His climactic battle with that damn de Bois Guilbert is a disappointment and very WTF WilfredSir Walter Scott s prose is a thing pf beauty and I even ike the olde English once I got used to it The story while fragmented is good and not hard to follow My only complaint is that for a Romance as in a medieval tale dealing with a hero of chivalry not a story of smooches and heartbreaks it is not very thrilling Sir Walter does write very good fight scenes but those are too few and far between to effectively Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies liven up the narrative There is just too much dialogue and that damn de Bois Guilbert just goes on and on and on repeating himself in his attempt to get into poor Rebecca s pants Apart from him the characterization is generally very good I particularlyike Wamba the jester and Robin Hood especially when he is showing off The humorous bits work for me but again there is too Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch little of themI can t really recommend Ivanhoe personally I will stick to Alexandre Dumas for medieval badasseryNotes The Normans and the Saxons have an acrimonious relationship but they agree on one thing their disdain for the Jews The most put upon characters in the book Richard the Lionheart reallyives up to his name and seems to enjoy ass kicking than ruling the Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood land Audiobook from Librivox read by various readers some are pretty good some are not so good but bearable Whatchoo want for free ehuotes I pray thee uncle answered the Jesteret my folly for once protect my roguery I did but make a mistake between my right hand and my Forbidden Reading left and he might have pardoned a greater who took a fool for his counsellor and guide Wamba is the best And now said Locksley I will crave your Grace s permission to plant such a mark as is used in the North Country and welcome every brave yeoman who shall try a shot at it to win a smile from the bonnyass he oves best Formed in the best proportions of her sex Rowena was tall in stature yet not so much *so as to attract observation on account of *as to attract observation on account of height Her complexion was exuisitely fair but the noble cast of her head and features prevented the insipidity which sometimes attaches to fair beauties Her clear blue eye which sat enshrined beneath a graceful eyebrow of brown sufficiently marked to give expression to the forehead seemed capable to kindle as well as melt to command as well as to beseech etc That is the most elaborate description of a woman I have ever seen To all true English hearts and to the confusion of foreign tyrants Here is a de Bois Guilbert special No damsel said the proud Templar springing up thou shalt not thus impose on me if I renounce present fame and future ambition I renounce it for thy sake and we will escape in company Listen to me Rebecca he said again softening his tone England Europe is not the world There are spheres in which we may act ample enough even for my ambition We will go to Palestine where Conrade Maruis of Montserrat is my friend a friend free as myself from the doting scruples which fetter our
Free Born Reason Ratherborn reason rather Saladin will we eague ourselves than endure the scorn of the bigots whom we contemn I will form new paths to greatness he continued again traversing the room with hasty strides Europe shall hear the Future Focus loud step of him she has driven from her sons Not the millions whom her crusaders send to slaughter can do so much to defend Palestine not the sabres of the thousands and ten thousands of Saracens can hew their way so deep into thatand for which nations are striving as the strength and policy of me and those brethren who in despite of yonder old
Bigot Will Adhere To Me In Good And Evil Thouwill adhere to me in good and evil Thou be a ueen Rebecca on Mount Carmel shall we pitch the throne which my valour will gain for you and I will exchange my Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History: Documents and Essays long desired batoon for a sceptre STFU Ivanhoe Seriously Could there be a arbitrary title to any famous book in the Englishanguage It would be ike naming Lost Benjamin Linus or naming the original Dragonlance Chronicles Caramon Majere This isn t a book about Ivanhoe it s a book with Ivanhoe in itSir Walter Scott must have been sitting around his room with his DD dice to come up with Ivanhoe Random Title List for Unnamed Book I Just Finished Writing About King Richard s Return From the Crusades and the Defeat of His Slightly Crazy Brother Prince JohnRoll 1d201 Lady Rowena2 Brian de Bois Guilbert3 Front de Boeuf4 Friar Tuck5 Isaac the Jew6 The Black Knight7 Cedric8 Ivanhoe9 Richard Coeur de Lion10 Prince John11 Athelstane12 Wamba13 Rebecca14 Albert Malvoisin15 Waldemar Fitzurse16 Gurth17 Maurice de Bracy18 Locksley19 Ulrica20 MeAnd by the wayI iked it It was fun. N Henry Newman claimed Scott had first turned men's minds in the direction of the Middle Ages while Carlyle and Ruskin made similar assertions of Scott's overwhelming influence over the revival based primarily on the publication of this nov.