Sir Walter Scott

  • Hailed by Victor Hugo as "the real epic of our age," Ivanhoe was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819. The book inspired literary imitations as well as paintings, dramatizations, and even operas. Now Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romance of medieval England has prompted a lavish new television production.    In the twelfth century, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his inheritance and the love of the lady Rowena. The heroic adventures of this noble Saxon knight involve him in the struggle between Richard the LionHearted and his malignant brother John: a conflict that brings Ivanhoe into alliance with the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood and his legendary fight for the forces of good.    "Scott's characters, like Shakespeare's and Jane Austen's, have the seed of life in them," observed Virginia Woolf. "The emotions in which Scott excels are not those of human beings pitted against other human beings, but of man pitted againstNature, of man in relation to fate. His romance is the romance of hunted men hiding in woods at night; of brigs standing out to sea; of waves breaking in the moonlight; of solitary sands and distant horsemen; of violence and suspense." For Henry James, "Scott was a born storyteller. . . . Since Shakespeare, no writer has created so immense a gallery of portraits."From the Hardcover edition.

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  • L'histoire parcourt l'itinéraire d'un jeune homme qui après avoir sauvé un naufragé, se rend compte que cet homme prend sa place dans le coeur de sa bien aimée. Ce dernier tombe amoureux de la jeune femme et va tenter de se faire pardonner son passé de flibustier pour plaire à la belle.
    Très jolies descriptions de paysages écossais, des traditions ancestrales et des moeurs, le tout borné dans un climat d'aventures, de vengeances et d'amour.

  • Ivanhoé

    Sir Walter Scott

    Roman d'aventures chevaleresques, ce roman de W.Scott traduit par Alexandre Dumas est une perle. Tous les éléments sont là : le héros, le second héros, le troisième héros, la légende, l'amour déçu et l'amour triomphant, l'Histoire en filigramme, l'antisémitisme latent, les traîtres et quand même les repentis, les voleurs justes, les bons sentiments... Non, vous ne pourrez échapper à cette lecture qui en vaut d'ailleurs bien d'autres au regard du genre. Un bon livre à parcourir pour les nostalgiques d'un roman qui faisait rêver.

  • Ivanhoe

    Sir Walter Scott

    L'histoire commence en 1194. Wilfrid d'Ivanhoé rentre secrètement dans son pays, après la Croisade en Terre Sainte, et prend part à un tournoi à Ashby sous le nom de Chevalier Déshérité (Desdichado en espagnol), où il affronte Brian de Bois-Guilbert, normand et chevalier du Temple.
    Ivanhoé est partisan de Richard Coeur de Lion et s'oppose au complot de Cédric de Rotherwood, dit le Saxon, nostalgique de l'Angleterre saxonne vaincue en 1066 par Guillaume de Normandie, et rêve de rétablir sur le trône de l'Angleterre Athelstane de Coningsburgh, descendant des derniers rois saxons. Dans ce but, il envisage de l'unir avec sa pupille, Lady Rowena, princesse saxonne descendant du roi Alfred. Toutefois, cette dernière est amoureuse et aimée du fils de Cédric, Wilfrid. Renié et déshérité par son père, Wilfrid s'est mis au service de Richard Coeur de Lion, qui lui a accordé en fief le manoir d'Ivanhoé, et l'a accompagné en Terre Sainte, pour participer à la croisade.
    Ivanhoé, paru en décembre 1819, est le premier roman historique de l'écrivain écossais Walter Scott consacré au Moyen Âge.
    Durée 34 minutes
    Avec André Brunot, Henri Rollan, Jacques Pruvost, et 3 autres comédiens.


    Walter Scott
    (1771-1832), poète et écrivain écossais
    Avocat de formation, antiquaire par goût, il parcourt l'Écosse à la recherche de son passé. Au tournant du XVIIIe et du XIXe siècles, il se lance dans la littérature, publiant des textes anciens ou appartenant à la tradition populaire autant que des poèmes de son cru, comme La Dame du lac. Puis, devant la gloire montante de Lord Byron, il se tourne vers le roman écossais, marqué par le succès de Waverley, avant d'évoluer vers le roman historique, où il brille notamment avec Ivanhoé et Quentin Durward.

  • Néerlandais Ivanhoe

    Sir Walter Scott

    Tegen de achtergrond van de Normandische (Franse) heerschappij over het Saksische Engeland in de 11e en 12e eeuw, volgen we een dappere Saks die op een toernooi tegen Normandiërs vecht. Dit is de verstoten Ivanhoe die voor zijn geliefde strijdt, jonkvrouw Rowena. Daarnaast volgen we de belegering van het oude Saksische kasteel Torquilstone dat door de Normandiërs bezet is. Robin Hood is een van de leiders bij het beleg, waarin de Normandiërs weer het onderspit delven. Van Ivanhoe wordt vaak gezegd dat het de eerste historische roman is.

  • Néerlandais De Talisman

    Sir Walter Scott

    De Talisman is een onderdeel van het tweeluik `Vertellingen van de kruisvaarders` van Sir Walter Scott, die gezien wordt als de uitvinder van de historische roman. De Talisman speelt zich af tijdens de Derde Kruistocht in de twaalfde eeuw in het Midden-Oosten. We volgen de schotse ridder Kenneth die zich te midden van geweld, politieke intriges, romantiek en verraad. Maar de belangrijkste rollen zijn die van de Schotse koning Richard I Leeuwenhart en de sultan Saladin, die in al hun verschillen soms onverwachte kwaliteiten in elkaar naar boven halen.

  • "The Lady of the Lake" (1810) is a narrative poem set in the vicinity of Loch Katrine, in the Trossach region of Scotland. It is made up of six cantos, each focusing on one day. There's three main plots to this poem: a competition between three men for the love of one Ellen Douglas, a feud between James Douglas and King James V, and a war between lowland and highland Scots. This poem was incredibly influential at the time of its publication and inspired the Highland Revival movement.

  • An ageing singer asks for shelter at Newark Castle, and in exchange performs for his hostess the Duchess of Buccleuch the story of a 16th century border feud. The story he tells is about the so-called "Flower of Teviot," the Lady Margaret Scott of Buccleuch, who the Baron Henry of Cranstown is in love with. But whilst Henry is from the Ker Clan, Margaret is from the Scott clan, and the two families are in the midst of a vicious border war. This conflict has recently caused the death of Margaret's father, and as such, her mother is fervently against the union of the two lovers.
    Scott spent a lot of his career collecting traditional ballads and studying local legends and folklore, which he masterfully weaves into this gothic romance.

  • "Ivanhoe" is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, part of the Waverley series. The action takes place during the 12th century in England, and the themes revolve mainly around chivalric romances, tournaments, trials, and religious clashes. It is the story of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe who is disinherited by his father for supporting the Norman king Richard the Lionheart. It is a Romantic novel of sentimentality, family issues, love, and relationships. The constant battle between good and evil, as well as between the dictates of the heart and the mind, made "Ivanhoe" one of the most influential books in English history and makes for a compelling read for fans of historical fiction and chivalric tales.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and historian, who is often called the father of the historical novel. He believed in the inherent decency of human beings, and tolerance was often the major theme of his work. Scott was a strong supporter of social progress as well as of the preservation of past traditions. His most famous works are "Ivanhoe", "The Talisman", "Rob Roy", and "Waverley" where he pays special attention to the realistic portrayal of characters and situations.

  • "The Lady of the Lake" (1810) is a narrative poem set in the vicinity of Loch Katrine, in the Trossach region of Scotland. It is made up of six cantos, each focusing on one day. There's three main plots to this poem: a competition between three men for the love of one Ellen Douglas, a feud between James Douglas and King James V, and a war between lowland and highland Scots. This poem was incredibly influential at the time of its publication and inspired the Highland Revival movement.



    Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish writer, poet, and historian. A jurist by formation, he was also judge, and an active member of the Highland Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He also played a major role in bringing the Sturm und Drang literary movement to the United Kingdom, both through translations, but also through his own creations. He wrote numerous well-known historical novels, including "Waverley," "Rob Roy," and "Ivanhoe," which have inspired countless authors ever since.

  • Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy is set at the time of savage feuding between the Scotch and the English that came to a bloody boil with the rebellion of 1715. More than an attempt to place a member of the house of  Stuart on the English throne, it was an outpouring of hatred by the oppressed Scotch. The noble and charismatic outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor, whose daring and courageous exploits on behalf of the Scottish people to overthrow their English oppressors has earned him the reputation as the Robin Hood of the Highlands.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • Ivanhoe (1819) was the first of Sir Francis Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victorian medievalism. Set at the time of the Norman Conquest, Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of Rowena and becomes involved in the struggle between Richard Coeur de Lion and his Norman brother John. The gripping narrative is structured by a series of conflicts: Saxon versus Norman, Christian versus Jew, men versus women, played out against Scott's unflinching moral realism.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • One of Sir Walter Scott's most celebrated and accessible works, The Lay of the Last Minstrel was a huge publishing phenomenon when it first appeared in 1802, with six editions appearing in three years years and sales of 27,000 in a decade. Its impact on Border tourism was vast, as countless people, moved by Scott's evocative description of the moonlit Melrose Abbey, flocked to the area. Painters too were inspired by the scene, and such was its fame that even prime minister William Pit recited sections from it in front of dinner guests. Told by an ageing minstrel to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch in return for hospitality at Newark Castle, The Lay of the Last Minstrel is a powerful and dramatic tale concerning love, murder and kidnapping. A strong supernatural element lies at its heart, making it one of the most significant gothic tales ever written. This edition features an introduction by the Duke of Buccleuch.

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