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Ivanhoe The heroic adventures of Sir Wilfred make Ivanhoe perhaps Scott's most unforgettable work: the fiery rescue of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe and his fellow captives from Knight Templar's castle by Robin Hood; the wounded Ivanhoe's trial by combat with the powerful Knight to save the lovely Jewess Rebecca from the stake; and King Richard the Lion-Hearted's aid in Ivanhoe's triumph at evil King John's tournament. To follow Sir Wilfred's spirited exploits is to enter the colorful era of medieval England, a world of romance and chivalry, crusades and tradition. The stirring drama of Ivanhoe, set against a shimmering backdrop of chivalry, Norman-Saxon conflict, and medieval pageantry establish Sir Walter Scott as the originator of the historical novel. A master storyteller, Scott weaves a tale of courtly love and derring-do that has thrilled readers since its first appearance in 1820.