Ivanhoe

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Ivanhoe

disinherited by father, Cedric the Saxon. [Br. Lit.: Ivanhoe]

Ivanhoe

the epitome of chivalric novels. [Br. Lit.: Ivanhoe]
References in classic literature ?
Sir Percival usually takes Isaac of York for the short distances.
In Ivanhoe, his most popular novel, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) utilized the remarkable Jewess, Rebecca, and her father, Isaac of York, to expose the barbarity and the inanity of medieval England's "Age of Chivalry," especially its antisemitism.
The Jew, Isaac of York, who seeks shelter from the stormy night, completes the picture.
Just as Scott inverted the image of the sordid Jew usurer, he also, with Isaac of York, inverted that of the Jew as buffoon.
IS Isaac of York (David Horovitch) meant to be a medieval Motson?