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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
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Dec 08, 06

bookshelves: adventure, classics, fiction, england
Recommended for: Adventure Novel Lovers

I thought that this book was a solid adventure novel even though it was written in 1819. Scott paints a dynamic picture of the tensions betweens the Saxons and the Normans of the 12th Century. There are a lot of hidden identities, and like an opera or ballet, the book requires you to take a leap of faith that the person in disguise would not be recognized! This is a fast moving and exciting thriller--yes I might even use that word for a classic.
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