About the Book:
Ivanhoe' is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott based on the theme of the Saxon-Norman conflict in England during 12th century. The Normans conquered England in the 11th century by defeating the Saxons. Though King Richard was a Norman but he had the required values of leadership and justice. The key figure, Wilfred of Ivanhoe is a Saxon who chose to enter the service of Richard, learnt all the arts of chivalry and went off to the Crusades. He, therefore, represents the best of both cultures and is a model for the future unity of England.The original flavour of this classic has been carefully retained in this abridged version.