Questions tagged [sir-walter-scott]

Questions about the works of the Scottish author Walter Scott (1771 – 1832) and his life as a writer. Scott is well-known for novels such as 'Ivanhoe', 'Rob Roy', 'The Lady of the Lake', 'Waverley', 'The Heart of Midlothian' and 'The Bride of Lammermoor'.

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Why did Scott choose to include so many epigraphs in Ivanhoe that give away the plot?

I'm reading Ivanhoe right now and very much enjoying it. Each chapter in Ivanhoe has an epigraph, often very closely related to the plot of the chapter, meaning that it is often very easy to surmise ...