Paris: The Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, 23 avr. 2013 - 832 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris. Moving back and forth in time, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets. As various characters come of age, seek their fortunes, and fall in and out of love, the novel follows nobles who claim descent from the hero of the celebrated poem The Song of Roland; a humble family that embodies the ideals of the French Revolution; a pair of brothers from the slums behind Montmartre, one of whom works on the Eiffel Tower as the other joins the underworld near the Moulin Rouge; and merchants who lose everything during the reign of Louis XV, rise again in the age of Napoleon, and help establish Paris as the great center of art and culture that it is today. With Rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, this bold novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life.

Praise for Paris

“A tour de force . . . [Edward Rutherfurd’s] most romantic and richly detailed work of fiction yet.”—Bookreporter

“Fantastic . . . as grand and engrossing as Paris itself.”—Historical Novels Review

“This saga is filled with historical detail and a huge cast of characters, fictional and real, spanning generations and centuries. But Paris, with its art, architecture, culture and couture, is the undisputed main character.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Both Paris, the venerable City of Light, and Rutherfurd, the undisputed master of the multigenerational historical saga, shine in this sumptuous urban epic.”—Booklist

“There is suspense, intrigue and romance around every corner.”—Asbury Park Press
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - AlkaF - LibraryThing

Classic Rutherford, immersive, rich in detail, working within the arc of time he has selected with references to other milestones that impact his narrative. Background provided for the Eiffel tower ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

As all Rutherford works are, Paris is a sweeping masterpiece of history as well as character. The jumping timeline was a bit disconcerting at times, but as a whole it made sense, some times being far less developed than others. Thoroughly enjoyed! Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Chapter One 1875
Chapter Two 1883
Chapter Three 1261
Chapter Four 1885
Chapter Five 1887
Chapter Six 1307
Chapter Seven 1887
Chapter Eight 1462
Chapter Nine 1897
Chapter Ten 1572
Chapter Eleven 1604
Chapter Twelve 1898
Chapter Thirteen 1898
Chapter Fourteen 1903
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À propos de l'auteur (2013)

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

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