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"Ivanhoe"­ by Walter Scott

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  • Chinatown / Him Marc Lai Branch Library

    1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA (map)

    37.795235 -122.410233

  • Meeting takes place in the Community Room on the Lower Level.
  • "Banished from England for seeking to marry against his father's wishes, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion Heart on a crusade in the Holy Land. On his return, his passionate desire is to be reunited with the beautiful but forbidden lady Rowena, but he soon finds himself playing a more dangerous game as he is drawn into a bitter power struggle between the noble King Richard and his evil and scheming brother John. The first of Scott's novels to address a purely English subject, Ivanhoe is set in a highly romanticized medieval world of tournaments and sieges, chivalry and adventure where dispossessed Saxons are pitted against their Norman overlords, and where the historical and fictional seamlessly merge."

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