Ivanhoe Author:Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe is one of the great tales of English literature. It has appealed to generation after generation of readers and has introduced millions of young people to the pleasure of fiction.
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.