A fascinating tale of the young noble, Ivanhoe, returned home from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of his childhood friend, Princess Rowena. But nothing good comes without struggle. Ivanhoe becomes involved in the struggle for the crown, takes part in the heart-pounding tournament at Ashyby-de-la-Zouche, befriends a fellow by the name of Robin Hood and his merry men, and is forced to trial by combat with the fierce Knight Templar, Sir Brian.
This tale takes place after the Norman Conquest, at a time when pure Saxon blood still existed in England, at a time when people truly believed that the Will of God was the final authority among men.
For Sir Walter Scott the age of chivalry was a beautiful and fantastic piece of frost work, which has dissolved in the beams of the sun. In Ivanhoe, he recreates that age.
Hardcover, 539 pages.