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Scott wrote "historical novels", not fantasy.

Elizabeth
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Oct 3 2012, 1:16am


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Scott wrote "historical novels", not fantasy. [In reply to] Can't Post

Having Ivanhoe and a number of other books by Scott, whom I adore, I agree that there isn't really much similarity beyond what would be dictated by the general literary qualities of period English writing. Tolkien wrote in the idiom of English historical novels, because aside from the fact that his "history" was actually fantasy, that's what he wanted to write. So, you can point to a whole genre for "influence" if that's what you're looking for.

But I'm very glad you're enjoying Ivanhoe. I love that book!






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Subject User Time
Ivanhoe and Tolkien? weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 2 2012, 5:13pm
    ivanhoe and Tolkien Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 2 2012, 9:47pm
        thank you for that link! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 2:29am
    Interesting... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Oct 2 2012, 10:07pm
        Scott wrote "historical novels", not fantasy. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 3 2012, 1:16am
            I'm halfway through the book right now... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 2:39am
        Agreed... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 2:36am
    Scott was so popular FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Oct 3 2012, 8:53pm
        that makes sense... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 2:49am
            I found reference to this interesting exhibition book Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 10 2012, 11:46am
                thanks again! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 11 2012, 3:09am

 
 
 

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