The Orlando Sentinel Now in a handsome new trade paperback edition, here is Edward Rutherfurd s classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city s long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-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 world. 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

Product Overview
ISBN 9780345455680
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, extraordinary, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher Ballantine Books
Pages 1152
Format Paperback
Dimensions 14.0cm x 5.3cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.95 kg
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