By Rene Goscinny
Asterix and Obelix meet a brand new good friend: a Corsican chieftain who have been Caesar's prisoner. jointly, the trio returns to Corsica to assist foil the evil plans of the corrupt Roman, Praetor Perfidius.
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Ivanhoe舗s romantic triangle is dissolved into an image of racial ambiguity, a mirror of his own ambivalence. Unsurprisingly, Chesnutt舗s 舠black舡 Rowena dies in tragic circumstances. In Scott舗s novel, the hero begins as a figure for cultural crossing舒he has left his Saxon household to follow the Norman king舒but the question of whether he is capable of making a second crossing, this time into an ostracized racial group, hangs over the novel until the very end. 舡 If Scott is reluctant, generations of readers have not been so coy.
King Richard舗s reign is more than the setting of Ivanhoe. It is, in important respects, its subject. The early nineteenth century舒with its museums and new academic formations舒effectively invented History, and Scott was the first writer successfully to commercialize the new nostalgia. The great majority of his nearly thirty novels, beginning with Waverley in 1814, are excursions into the Scottish, English, and European past, and his enormous popularity established the historical novel as a literary genre.
Ivanhoe likewise has his day of glory at Ashby, only to recede thereafter into pale ineffectuality. His behavior during the battle for Torquilstone舒where, from his sickbed, he encourages Rebecca舗s lurid commentary on the fighting舒is particularly pathetic, like a rabid sports fan shouting at the television. Then, when his spirit finally revives for the showdown with Bois-Guilbert at Templestowe, Scott denies his hero the crowning chivalric deed he so desperately desires. Ivanhoe does not so much as scratch his Templar foe: Bois-Guilbert merely self-destructs.