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Synopsis: Hailed by Victor Hugo as 'the real epic of our age,' Ivanhoe was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819. The book inspired literary imitations as well as paintings, dramatizations, and even operas. Now Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romance of medieval England has prompted a lavish new television production.
In the twelfth century, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his inheritance and the love of the lady Rowena. The heroic adventures of this noble Saxon knight involve him in the struggle between Richard the Lion-Hearted and his malignant brother John: a conflict that brings Ivanhoe into alliance with the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood and his legendary fight for the forces of good.
'Scott's characters, like Shakespeare's and Jane Austen's, have the seed of life in them,' observed Virginia Woolf. 'The emotions in which Scott excels are not those of human beings pitted against other human beings, but of man pitted against Nature, of man in relation to fate. His romance is the romance of hunted men hiding in woods at night; of brigs standing out to sea; of waves breaking in the moonlight; of solitary sands and distant horsemen; of violence and suspense.' For Henry James, 'Scott was a born storyteller. . . . Since Shakespeare, no writer has created so immense a gallery of portraits.'
Set in the 12th century during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, this is the story of the love of Wilfred of Ivanhoe for the Lady Rowena, his father Cedric's ward.
Ivanhoe was the first of Scott's novels to be located wholly in England, and the first 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 a serious novel, the first in English to deal carefully with race. And at the same time, it is an incredibly exciting read for contemporary readers. Ivanhoe was the first of Scott's novels to be located wholly in England, and the first 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 a serious novel, the first in English to deal carefully with race. And at the same time, it is an incredibly exciting read for contemporary readers.
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Book Description tapa blanda. Literatura inglesa. Novela. Siglo XIX. (821.111-31"18") Planeta. Barcelona. 1991. 19 cm. XIX, 527 p. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada. Scott, Walter, 1771-1832. Introducción y notas de Carlos Lagarriga ; traducción de Hipólito García. Clásicos universales Planeta. Bibliografía: p. XVIII-XIX . Cubierta deslucida. ISBN: 84-320-6975-2 HA25. Bookseller Inventory # 862917
Book Description Planeta, 1991. Rústica. Book Condition: Bien. Dust Jacket Condition: Bien. 19x12cm. Los gastos de envío son calculados para un peso inferior a 1kg, superándose este peso le informaremos de los gastos de envío adicionales. Para envíos contra reembolso se aplicará un suplemento de 5,50 Euros. Bookseller Inventory # 100570
Book Description Planeta, Barcelona, 1991. Bolsillo / Butxaca. Book Condition: Muy bien. Introducción y notas de : Lagarriga, Carlos;Traducción de : Garcia, Hipolito. Bookseller Inventory # 017521