Ivanhoe: A Romance

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D. C. Heath & Company, 1900 - 530 ページ
 

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Review: Ivanhoe

ユーザー レビュー  - Maryann - Goodreads

My copy of this book is old, water-stained, warped and did I mention, old? It was my great uncle's book and I like to think of him as a young man, reading it and getting just as irritated with the ... レビュー全文を読む

Review: Ivanhoe

ユーザー レビュー  - Dennis Maley - Goodreads

I would be very upset if a teacher selected Ivanhoe for a reading project for my kids. That said, Ivanhoe holds a monster place in the development of the novel. Just the kind of thing a reader might ... レビュー全文を読む

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