Maureen's Reviews > Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jul 05, 2008

really liked it
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.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Ivanhoe.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.