London - Edward Rutherfurd

London

By Edward Rutherfurd

  • Release Date: 1997-05-14
  • Genre: Historical
  • Size: 14.27 MB
Score: 4
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From 112 Ratings

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Description

“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

A master of epic historical fiction, Edward Rutherford gives us a sweeping novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through his saga of ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of a half-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 Old World.

Praise for London

“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

“Hold-your-breath suspense, buccaneering adventure, and passionate tales of love and war.”The Times (London)

“Fascinating . . . A sprawling epic.”San Francisco Chronicle

Reviews

  • Great read

    4
    By usajgb3
    Captivating reading with a brilliant blend of history and fictional characters and events that bring the history of London alive.
  • Great Read

    5
    By Beni's dad
    This book brought London to life. The narrative is inviting and the structure keeps the reader engaged. If you are traveling to London, this book is a required pre-read. Spectacular!
  • Fantastic!

    5
    By Merf180
    I read the paperback version of this novel four times. Every time I read it I discovered something I've missed the first time. One of the most engrossing and lovely novels I've ever read. I highly recommend it to anyone.
  • What a great read.

    5
    By Samski2008
    My only regret is that I didn't read it before I visited London. I retained much more history from this novel than I did from reading guidebooks. I read the iBooks version; I was very sorry that the maps and genealogy charts were much too small to be helpful and would not enlarge.

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