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París - Edward Rutherfurd
París
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From the grand master of the historical novel comes a dazzling, epic portrait of the City of Light Internationally bestselling author Edward Rutherfurd has enchanted millions of readers with his sweeping, multigenerational dramas that illuminate the great achievements and travails throughout... show more
From the grand master of the historical novel comes a dazzling, epic portrait of the City of Light Internationally bestselling author Edward Rutherfurd has enchanted millions of readers with his sweeping, multigenerational dramas that illuminate the great achievements and travails throughout history. In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties , passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city—from the building of Notre Dame to the dangerous machinations of Cardinal Richlieu; from the glittering court of Versailles to the violence of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune; from the hedonism of the Belle Époque, the heyday of the impressionists, to the tragedy of the First World War; from the 1920s when the writers of the Lost Generation could be found drinking at Les Deux Magots to the Nazi occupation, the heroic efforts of the French Resistance, and the 1968 student revolt. With his unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, Rutherfurd weaves an extraordinary narrative tapestry that captures all the glory of Paris. More richly detailed, more thrilling, and more romantic then anything Rutherfurd has written before, Paris: The Novel wonderfully illuminates hundreds of years in the City of Light and Love and brings the sights, scents, and tastes of Paris to sumptuous life.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385535304 (0385535309)
ASIN: 385535309
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 809
Edition language: Spanish
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Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
4.5 Paris
by Edward Rutherfurd Like other books written by Rutherfurd, history is illustrated within intertwining stories of people and families covering a sequence of centuries showing life and how it developed within the chosen city, in this case, Paris. I enjoyed the book a lot, though it didn't have q...
All about me
All about me rated it
3.0 Paris
I enjoyed this book. But I think I was predisposed to like the novel as I love Paris. I enjoyed reading about the history. I liked reading about the trajectory of each family and how their lives were intertwined across the generations. Some of it was cliched, but overall it's a good read.
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
4.5 Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
An exciting, complex adventure through French history, Paris kept me captivated for over 800 pages - or rather what ended up being an entire month's worth of audiobook listening time. This may have been 5 stars if I had read it rather than listening. Finding the family tree on Edward Rutherfurd's we...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0
"Paris" is the story of three families: the aristocratic Cygnes, and the poor/peasant LeSourds and Gascons. Author Edward Rutherfurd takes us through the families' history ... and how they intertwine ... from the 17th Century up through 1968.Along the way, we see the French Revolution, the Belle Epo...
Bluebird
Bluebird rated it
3.0 Paris: The Novel
3 ½ starsI’m a fan Rutherfurd's sweeping epics, but this is not one of my favorites. I think this is partly because he changed his style of writing. Instead of his usual linear approach where he begins in ancient times and moves forward to the present, this book is set mostly during the late 1800's ...
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