In the aftermath of the Third Crusade, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, the son of a Saxon nobleman, is disinherited by his father when his allegiance to the Norman King Richard is revealed. At the same time, Ivanhoes beloved, the Lady Rowena, is to be sent into an arranged political marriage. As a tense conflict rages between the Saxons and the Normans, Ivanhoe sets off to restore his place in the world and win the hand of his beloved Lady Rowena.This novel of adventure and chivalry combines history and legend, depicting real events that occurred during King Richards reign alongside fictional events and heroes such as Robin Hood. Ivanhoe remains a favorite of Scotts works, and has been adapted numerous times for film, theatre, and television.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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