London

ISBN-10: 0345455681

ISBN-13: 9780345455680

Edition: 1997

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“A TOUR DE FORCE . . . LONDON TRACKS THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CAPITAL FROM THE DAYS OF THE CELTS UNTIL THE PRESENT TIME. . . . BREATHTAKING.” —The Orlando Sentinel Now in a handsome new trade paperback edition, here is Edward Rutherfurd’s classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city’s long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the twentieth century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world. “REMARKABLE . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar’s legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers.” —The New York Times
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Edward Rutherford is a pseudonym for Francis Edward Wintle. A writer of historical novels, he has also found success with multigenerational epics. His first book Sarum: The Novel of England was published in 1987. It was followed in 1991 with Russka: The Novel of Russia. He has also published two novels which cover the story of Ireland from the time just before Saint Patrick to the twentieth century: Dublin: Foundation (The Princes of Ireland) and Ireland: Awakening (The Rebels of Ireland). His books have been translated into twenty languages. Wintle was born in 1948, in Wiltshire, England. He attended Cambridge University and graduated with honors in English. His title, Paris, made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

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