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The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga [Paperback]

Edward Rutherfurd
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Book Description

Mar 2005
From the internationally bestselling author of London and Sarum -- a magnificent epic about love and war, family life and political intrigue in Ireland over the course of seventeen centuries. Like the novels of James Michener, The Princes of Ireland brilliantly interweaves engrossing fiction and well-researched fact to capture the essence of a place.

Edward Rutherfurd has introduced millions of readers to the human dramas that are the lifeblood of history. From his first bestseller, Sarum, to the #1 bestseller London, he has captivated audiences with gripping narratives that follow the fortunes of several fictional families down through the ages. The Princes of Ireland, a sweeping panorama steeped in the tragedy and glory that is Ireland, epitomizes the power and richness of Rutherfurd’s storytelling magic.

The saga begins in pre-Christian Ireland with a clever refashioning of the legend of Cuchulainn, and culminates in the dramatic founding of the Free Irish State in 1922. Through the interlocking stories of a wonderfully imagined cast of characters -- monks and noblemen, soldiers and rebels, craftswomen and writers -- Rutherfurd vividly conveys the personal passions and shared dreams that shaped the character of the country. He takes readers inside all the major events in Irish history: the reign of the fierce and mighty kings of Tara; the mission of Saint Patrick; the Viking invasion and the founding of Dublin; the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its foothold on the island in 1167; the plantations of the Tudors and the savagery of Cromwell; the flight of the “Wild Geese”; the failed rebellion of 1798; the Great Famine and the Easter Rebellion. With Rutherfurd’s well-crafted storytelling, readers witness the rise of the Fenians in the late nineteenth century, the splendours of the Irish cultural renaissance, and the bloody battles for Irish independence, as though experiencing their momentous impact firsthand.

Tens of millions of North Americans claim Irish descent. Generations of people have been enchanted by Irish literature, and visitors flock to Dublin and its environs year after year. The Princes of Ireland will appeal to all of them -- and to anyone who relishes epic entertainment spun by a master.


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  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345472357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345472359
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 3.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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142 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avoid confusion 21 Mar 2004
Format:Hardcover
This is an excellent book, however pontential purchasers should be aware that it is the same book as Dublin Foundation; just a different name and cover. I bought it thinking it was a continuation of the saga.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dublin - Foundation 14 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
Amazon should make it clear that "The Princes of Ireland" is the same book as Dublin - Foundation. The same applies to the part two of the novel - two titles, but same book. Unfortunately, I did not read re reviews before buying the books and now I have to pay for returning them.

So Amazon - please make it clear to your customers when the same book have more titles!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF CUSTOMERS BEWARE ????? BEFORE YOU BUY ENSURE YOU DO NOT OWN COPIES OF DUBLIN THE FOUNDATION OR IRELAND THE AWAKENING THESE IRISH SAGA BOOKS ARE IDENTICAL IN STORY AS PRINTED PREVIOUSLY UNDER THESE TITLES. WHY IS AMAZON ADVERTISING THE SAGA VOLUMES AND DUBLIN AS SALE TOGETHER NOT 3 BOOKS 2 BOOKS PLUS A CON TO BUY A BOOK YOU ALREADY HAVE UNDER DIFERENT TITLE AMAZON GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER PLEASE AND INFORM CUSTOMERS BEFORE THEY BUT THE THREE . RIP OFF RIP OFF
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Moonshine. VINE VOICE
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Goes back a long way to before the Irish language was spoken.
Imaginative, well written and read.
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