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what are the greatest differences between the style of ivanhoe and that of moder-day novels that your are familiar with?

 

angely p #180839
Apr 21, 2011 7:55 AM

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what are the greatest differences between the style of ivanhoe and that of moder-day novels that your are familiar with?

what are the greatest differences between the style of ivanhoe and that of moder-day novels that your are familiar with?

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Roskolnikov
Dec 29, 2011 12:38 PM

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Although historical fiction is certainly popular on the contemporary scene, Scott's emphasis on themes of romanticism and medievalism is not. There are more than a few reasons for this, including: the advent of postmodernity, anti-fundamentalist characters, etc. All in all, the medieval hero is not really a popular character these days.
 

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