Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385676204
ISBN - 13: 9780385676205
From the Publisher
From the grand master of the historical novel comes a dazzling epic
portrait of Paris that leaps through centuries as it weaves the
tales of families whose fates are forever entwined with the City of
As he did so brilliantly in
London: The Novel and New York: The
Novel, Edward Rutherfurd brings to life the
most magical city in the world: Paris.
This breathtaking multigenerational saga
takes readers on a journey through thousands of years of glorious
Parisian history--from its founding under the Romans to the
timeless love story of Abelard and Heloise against the backdrop of
the building of Notre Dame; to the martyrdom of Joan of Arc during
the Hundred Years War; to the dangerous manipulations of Cardinal
Richelieu and the bloody religious conflicts between Catholics and
Protestants; to the gilded glories of Versailles; to the horrors of
the French Revolution and the conquests of Napoleon; to the beauty
and optimism of the belle epoque when Impressionism swept the
world; to the hotbed of cultural activity of the 1920s and '30s
that included Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, and the
writers of the Lost Generation; to the Nazi occupation and the
incredible efforts of the French Resistance.
Even more richly detailed, thrilling, and
romantic then anything Rutherfurd has written before, Paris:
The Novel illuminates thousands of years in the City of Lights
through intimate and vivid tales of characters both fictional and
true, and with them, the sights, scents, and tastes of Paris come
to sumptuous life.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
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. He is has two children and spends his time divided between Europe and New York.