Book Reviews of Ivanhoe (Signet Classic)

Ivanhoe (Signet Classic)
Ivanhoe - Signet Classic
Author: Sir Walter Scott
ISBN-13: 9780451521941
ISBN-10: 0451521943
Publication Date: 7/1/1962
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Ivanhoe (Signet Classic) on
Helpful Score: 3
I always read prologues, introductions, dedications, etc. but in this case you'll be so turned off by the obtuse and difficult languaging that you'll never get to the book. The story is amusing and with enough subtleties to make it intriguing without the need for a notebook to keep track of all of the subplots.
reviewed Ivanhoe (Signet Classic) on
Helpful Score: 2
Be forewarned: This book claims to be "Complete and Unabridged" (says so in large type on the back of the book), but the original Ivanhoe has 44 chapters and this version only has 29.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book when I read it in High School. It may be a little simplistic for an adult though. It pulls out all the now cliche items like meeting Robin Hood and jousting for the maiden. The writing is typically straight forward and easy to follow.
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Helpful Score: 1
From Robin Hood to King Richard the Lion-Hearted. This tale is vivid and exciting. Great adolescent reading!
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Truly a classic.
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This is my favorite book of all time. Adventure, romance, everything you could possibly want. It's by far the best Robin Hood legend too.
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Brand new, sealed. Read by Christopher Lee.
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My family enjoyed listening to this classic together. Sir Walter Scott is very descriptive when introducing his characters. It was fun to learn who all of the characters turned out to really be!
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Timeless tales, brilliantly recolored and reprinted as lively study guides. Featuring essays on the author, background, theme, characters and significance of the work, by accomplished scholars and teachers with special interest in their texts, these editions make perfect study guides.