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Ivanhoe

Quite some years ago my mother bought me a little stack of English books at 'De Sleghte', a cheap bookstore. Sir Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe' was one of them. Since my shelves were getting too full, a few years ago I embarked on a project of reading the books that I hadn't already read and decide if they should stay or go. This was one of them. I didn't know what to expect. I had some troubles with the old fashioned English and found the style quite incoherent. I didn't understand some of the descriptions very well and I'm not sure if my English was to blame for that or that the writing was somewhat chaotic at times. What I did enjoy was learning more about the history of Britain, and the appearance of Robin Hood in the story.
When I started my English lessons I had to pick books from different periods for my readinglist. 'Ivanhoe' was one of the books I chose. I read it this spring and found it easier to read this time around. I like historical novels (if they are well written, that is, and if the writed did proper research), and this one stood at the birth of the genre. Sir Walter Scott did took liberties with the historical context and and many of the characters seem to be stereotypes or otherwise pretty flat. But with all the action and storylines going on and some humour going on you won't be bored!

Geplaatst op 09-09-2010.
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