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Paris: The Novel

by Edward Rutherfurd

Doubleday Canada | April 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Paris: The Novel is rated 4 out of 5 by 5.
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 Lights. 
   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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 832 pages, 8.15 × 5.49 × 1.38 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385676212

ISBN - 13: 9780385676212

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from great subject, badly written I love the city, and bought the book just after a recent trip. The characters were good, the plots well thought out, but the writing was terrible. The conversations by the characters were not in keeping with their characters education, circumstances or personalities. I found myself totally distracted by the writing rather than the story.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I overheard someone talking about the book while in chemotherapy and it sounded good. My daughters bought it for me for mother's day without knowing that I wanted to buy it. They bought it for the title because I love Paris. Well needless to say I loved it. The family tree is very useful, otherwise it could get confusing. A must read!
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rutherfurd's Paris Read this soon after returning from a week in Paris. Wish I had read it before and will definitely re-read before my next trip to Paris. This is a delicious book from beginning to end, full of history and such well-developed characters. Felt like I knew them all personally by the end of the novel. Had the Paris map in front of me as I was reading so I could orient myself.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved Paris Thorough loved the book, but found it helpful to print the family tree to refer back to. Am now on New York and so farm enjoying it also
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-So I bought this book because I loved his novel New York. It was well written but I found Paris was hard to read and focus on the plot(s). It would go backwards in time in a few spots which I thought broke the stream of events in the current time. I'm looking forward to reading London and Russia - hopefully they will be as good as New York.
Date published: 2014-06-17

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Paris: The Novel

by Edward Rutherfurd

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 832 pages, 8.15 × 5.49 × 1.38 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385676212

ISBN - 13: 9780385676212

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 Lights. 
   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.

About the Author

EDWARD RUTHERFURD is the author of seven novels, including the New York Times bestsellers New York, London, The Princes of Ireland, and The Rebels of Ireland.

Editorial Reviews

 • "Rutherfurd has done a fine job of capturing the spirit of the City of Light. . . . The true protagonist is the city of Paris itself. Here, Rutherfurd shines. His Paris is by turns mercurial and frusterating, dangerous and welcoming, romantic and seedy, or all of these things at once." --Winnipeg Free Press
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