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Scott, Walter - Ivanhoe

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-18.

Robin Hood is an important subsidiary character in Ivanhoe (1820), no doubt the most famous of Scott's "Waverley" novels. Like so many other novels of the era, it is today mostly read by young readers, unfortunately mostly in abbreviated, adapted or modernized versions. Though Scott was not the first writer to make Robin a contemporary of Richard I, Hollywood's portrayal of Robin Hood as a Saxon freedom fighter contemporary with Richard I is inspired by Ivanhoe. Walter Scott's novel is, together with Howard Pyle's Robin Hood (1883), the most influential of all works of prose fiction on Robin Hood. It made the Robin Hood character widely known among 19th century European and North American readers.


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