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Audio: Princes of Ireland
 

Audio: Princes of Ireland (Audio cassette / Audio, Abridged edition)

By Rutherfurd, Edward

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 engros...sing 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'swell-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. From the Hardcover edition.
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ISBN 9780553712780
Released NZ 1 Apr 2004
Publisher Random House
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
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ISBN-13 9780553712780
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Inc
Released 1 Apr 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Rutherfurd, Edward
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 107mm
Height: 158mm
Spine: 69mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 254g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, Princes, Mythology, Celtic, Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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