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This is the fifth in Scotts' Waverley novels, the others being;
Guy Mannering (1815),
The Antiquary (1816),
Rob Roy (1818),
The Pirate (1822),
The Fortunes of Nigel (1822),
Peveril of the Peak (1822),
Quentin Durward (1823),
St. Ronan's Well (1824),
Tales of the Crusaders: The Betrothed and The Talisman (1825),
Chronicles of the Canongate: The Fair Maid of Perth (1828), and
Anne of Geierstein (1829).
Ivanhoe is the story of knights, yeomen, and the like. Though its genre is favorably historical fiction, it tells the tales of romance, power, and glory. A chief part of the book is the characters; they stay with the book in all circumstances, and are honourable persons. The setting is in Old England, but Scott tells it as though it is modern-day (despite the Old English drawl). This is a book of fantasies and is enjoyed by readers of a mature age.--Submitted by elainemaine.
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