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London, the Novel

Rutherfurd, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0517591812 / ISBN 13: 9780517591819
Published by Crown Publishers, 1997
Condition: Very Good ++ Hardcover
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829 pages. Jacket in mylar cover. The history of London like no other beginning in 54 BC. Bookseller Inventory # 005079

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Title: London, the Novel

Publisher: Crown Publishers

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good ++

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

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London follows six different families from the Roman settlement to the dockland development of today. Real-life characters and events of British history are found in London as well, but it is the period details and the stories of ordinary Londoners, whose daily lives are affected by events that have shaped the city over two thousand years, that bring the novel to life.

In London Rutherfurd provides more than just the familiar sights and revelations, he gives a voice to a city whose history is one of the most remarkable in the world.

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Edward Rutherfurd belongs to the James Michener school: he writes big, sprawling history-by- the-pound. His novel, London, stretches two millennia all the way from Roman times to the present. The author places his vignettes at the most dramatic moments of that city's history, leaping from Caesar's invasion to the Norman Conquest to the Great Fire to (of course) the Blitz, with many stops in between. London is ambitious, and students of English history will eat it up. The author doesn't skimp on historical detail, and that's a signal pleasure of the book. Ultimately, though, the structure of the novel determines the lion's share of its success. Rutherfurd is a good storyteller and each vignette makes for a good story; however, he has given himself the inevitable task of beginning what amounts to a new book every 40 pages or so. Just as one begins to warm to the characters, they are hurried off the stage. You can't read London without a scorecard?but that's part of the fun.

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