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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
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Jul 05, 08

bookshelves: adventure, history, novel
Recommended to Maureen by: Erin McGinley
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 2001

Oh, I love this clunky old book. I read it as part of a scheme to get my daughter through a required reading list. For every book she read, I read another. While she read the Old Man and the Sea, I read Ivanhoe. It was the book that made me realize that many of the books we refer to as "classics" were actually the best-sellers of their day. The language may be a trifle dated, but this is a wide-ranging adventure story, with a cast of characters extending from the historical to the mythic. It is a cracking good read, and highly recommended.
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