London

London Edward Rutherfurd Arianna Dell'Orto e Guado
  • Title: London
  • Author: Edward Rutherfurd Arianna Dell'Orto e Guado
  • ISBN: 9788804422372
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • London Edward Rutherfurd Arianna Dell'Orto e Guado London Protagonista silenzioso e affascinante di questo libro il Tamigi che scorre da secoli nel cuore di Londra Dai tempi della conquista romana ad oggi sulle sue rive si animano e si intrecciano le vicen
    Protagonista silenzioso e affascinante di questo libro il Tamigi, che scorre da secoli nel cuore di Londra Dai tempi della conquista romana ad oggi, sulle sue rive si animano e si intrecciano le vicende di personaggi indimenticabili, da Julius, il giovane falsario di monete romane, a Dame Barnikel, proprietario della taverna frequentata da Chaucer, a Edmund Meredith e aProtagonista silenzioso e affascinante di questo libro il Tamigi, che scorre da secoli nel cuore di Londra Dai tempi della conquista romana ad oggi, sulle sue rive si animano e si intrecciano le vicende di personaggi indimenticabili, da Julius, il giovane falsario di monete romane, a Dame Barnikel, proprietario della taverna frequentata da Chaucer, a Edmund Meredith e al gruppo di attori del Globe Theatre di Shakespeare, alla piccola Lucy che sembra uscire da un romanzo di Dickens Attraverso i loro occhi vediamo crescere la citt , vediamo sorgere uno dopo l altro i monumenti che ancora oggi la caratterizzano, e siamo messi a confronto con i personaggi che hanno fatto la sua grandezza, con gli eventi che hanno segnato il suo destino.
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    About Edward Rutherfurd Arianna Dell'Orto e Guado


    1. Francis Edward Wintle, best known under his pen name Edward Rutherfurd, was born in the cathedral city of Salisbury Educated locally, and at the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he worked in political research, bookselling and publishing After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade in 1983, and returned to his childhood home to write SARUM, a historical novel with a ten thousand year story, set in the area around the ancient monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury Four years later, when the book was published, it became an instant international bestseller, remaining 23 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List Since then he has written five bestsellers RUSSKA, a novel of Russia LONDON THE FOREST, set in England s New Forest which lies close by Sarum, and two novels which cover the story of Ireland from the time just before Saint Patrick to the twentieth century His books have been translated into twenty languages.Edward has lived in London, New York, New Hampshire and Ireland He currently divides his time between New England and Europe He has two children.Edward Rutherfurd is a Life Member of the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the Friends of Chawton House, which is located in Jane Austen s village and dedicated to the study of women writers He is also a Patron of the National Theatre of Ireland the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.In 2005, the City of Salisbury commemorated his services to the city by naming one of the streets leading off its medieval market place Rutherfurd Walk.


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    1. A sprawling historical novel as big as London itself it was required reading before I went to study abroad and I ve read it twice since Rutherford did an incredible amount of research and it all comes together beautifully The characters family trees carry through the entire history of Britain pre Roman through WWII This book is so dear to my heart

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    2. The third book of Rutherford s that I ve read of this type Have previously read Sarum and Russka and this book pretty much followed those nothing really surprising or extraordinary about this book.I suggest reading this book for of the historical facts than any sort of story telling As a history of London and England it s nice in that it s not too dry and involves a little bit of fictional aspects However, the fact that the characters change every couple of chapters as the narrative jumps forwa [...]

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    3. I did not like this book, and probably won t finish it though I m 3 4 of the way through The author goes from life to life through the history of London, and because it s such massive history, is unable to give details about the characters and environments that I usually adore Because of this lack of detail I feel disconnected from the characters and the story I chose to read it after going to London and wishing I could learn about the historical day to day I think reading seperate books about [...]

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    4. UPDATE An author certainly can t cover every historical event concerning London in a single volume, or perhaps even in a series of volumes However, to me Rutherford completely skips over a vital part of London s history, a cultural one that had a worldwide impact perhaps as much of an impact as other issues Before laughing out loud, here me out the world is still reeling from the impact of London s Swinging 60 s things such as fashion, the sexual revolution, music, films, class, etc When I was a [...]

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    5. London stretches all the way from Roman times to the present The author tells stories at the most dramatic moments of that city s history, leaping from Caesar s invasion to the Norman Conquest to the Great Fire to the Blitz, with many stops in between London is ambitious, and students of English history will eat it up I really enjoyed this one.

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    6. This epic work really does bring history alive in your as Rutherford moves from chapter to chapter effortlessly tracing the history of the remarkable city London and 5 remarkable families.There is not a dull moment and this should really awaken any interest you may have in historyIncredible men and unforgettable ,often extremely sensual, women enliven the pages of this work as you gain knowledge about England and in the last chapter the message of the book is described succinctly.The rich tapes [...]

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    7. Ugh Every physical description of a female character began and ended with her breasts Wooden prose, stilted dialogue actually, the only thing I enjoyed about this book were the descriptions of London as it grew and changed If Rutherfurd had written a story about the city itself, rather than bringing characters into it, I might have enjoyed it Maybe a better writer will attempt that book.

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    8. It s odd to read a 1,124 page novel and feel that it s too short This is not a haute literature novel, but rather a sprawling ramble through the history of London the terrain and its people made accessible through a series of chronological tales told through the ages As with Sarum, Mr Rutherfurd follows different families over the centuries, with their stories intertwining due to coincidence, marriage, and friendship This book genre is terrific for learning little known facts, such as the origin [...]

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    9. If you happen to like hauling around 1000 page books with you for weeks, you ll love this one Although not in the same league as Ken Follett s Pillars of the Earth and World Without End , this is a nice book for Follett fans who are suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms after finishing those two great novels I probably could have done without the first 200 pages, I really didn t need to know how the White Cliffs of Dover were formed to lead into the rest of the book, but once I got past the [...]

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    10. It started out fine, but about 3 4ths of the way through, the repetition particularly every era having a character with an odd streak of white hair got to be annoying, and in a 1100 page book, it ended up seeming interminable.Rutherfurd s got a schtick of writing massive doorstoppers following one family over the course of millennia There s intimate domestic dramas and high points in history all mixed together A fine formula, but once is enough I tried reading his Russka The Novel of Russia soon [...]

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    11. This is a long book I will be a few days on this one Looks good so far Tuesday 1 6 09 Now on page 365 of London Still good Will review when finished Finally finished London we have been a bit busier at work.The historical details of this book are excellent I know a bit out history and there were no obvious errors or jarring anachronisms.The chapters each covered a different era making it like a chain of short stories than a novel The one criticism I have which is why it gets a 3 and not 4 stars [...]

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    12. 400 pesos el librito, me entran ganas de llorar Mientras tanto sigo esperando que me lo compren.

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    13. Edward Rutherford writes mammoth books where the central character is a place and the people in them are incidental and used to drive the plot across a given time period usually several thousand years It is a formula that has worked well and gained critical and popular acclaim London is the third such novel of his I have read the other two are Sarum and The Forest London contains all of the best and worst elements of those two books In Sarum the characters and their situations are being shaped b [...]

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    14. With over eleven hundred pages, I was anticipating London to be both entertaining and educational I was hoping for that magical merging of history and fiction, which gives life to history and historical significance to life Rutherfurd s book, however, misses this anticipation by a wide margin.London covers almost two thousand years of history and focuses on a few familial hereditary lines throughout that span of time Each period of history that is selected by Rutherfurd is complemented by storie [...]

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    15. I ll admit it I didn t finish it It s a good idea, and a good introduction to London s history, but I really got a little tired of the story over and over and over of the Brave, Heroic, Intelligent Man who manages to seduce, conquer, and commit adultery with the Silly, Stupid, Manipulative Woman, who is brainless, yes, but prettier than all the other silly, stupid, and manipulative women in that particular chapter In fact, I have a hard time remembering a chapter in which this does not happen An [...]

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    16. He dudado mucho acerca de la nota que deber a ponerle a esta novela, ya que aunque muchas partes se me hicieron super interesantes otras me aburrieron bastante y se me hicieron muy pesadas Pero como creo que lo segundo era culpa m a por estar un poco verde con la historia de Inglaterra, el libro se nota currado y muy bien documentado, y la ltima parte la he disfrutado much simo y eso hace que me haya quedado buen sabor de boca Creo que se merece las 4 estrellas Londres es un paseo de m s de 2000 [...]

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    17. Enjoyed this thoroughly though I concede it is popular rather than literary fiction I haven t read other Rutherford books but I understand the concept is similar follow a few families, with distinguishing physical and personality traits, down through the ages from nigh pre historic all the way through to contemporary world the 1990 s in this case , weaving history in with fictional biography There is a quite an array of characters, and although some of them are stock or have elements of stock, g [...]

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    18. I read this as a crash course in London history before studying abroad in the old English city While I do feel much familiar with the city s and England s basic history, the book didn t have as much merit as literature There are a few things I want to specifically address Character development is lacking, which makes sense because the book takes place over thousands of years As others have said, the main character is London itself, but the individuals in the book were often flat and or static, [...]

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    19. So this book.I read Edward Rutherfurd s novel Paris at the beginning of this year and flew through the 800 something pages because I just couldn t put it down Yes, part of it is my bias because I love that city, but the book was such a great work of historical fiction in itself It has a place on my favorites list and I recommend it to all.With that, I bought London , assuming I d love it just as much I m totally into England and English history, especially Tudor history, so I was really excited [...]

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    20. 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 historic [...]

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    21. Hot summer days between the move and the arrival of household goods no better time to start a long epic by Rutherfurd I discovered this book was loaned to me about ten years ago by someone who doesn t want it back I love these Michener like authors who start with the creation of the earth and bring it through the centuries to modern day time, especially when, like Rutherfurd, they have families who intertwine through the epochs and are followed from earliest times to the present.I also love his [...]

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    22. 2.5 stars.So in 2018 I have decided that I will be doing my own version of a Tome Topple challenge, where every month I will aim to read a book that s 600 page plus in length To kick things off, I ve decided to pick up Rutherfurd s London , after having enjoyed two of his previous works Unfortunately, not so much here.Look, I love the way that Rutherford makes everything interconnected within families, and it s fascinating to watch the city change and develop However, I didn t really connect or [...]

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    23. Well, for an 1100 page plus book, I would ve liked it to be interesting There were a lot of large sections that were bogged down by politics religion and at one regrettable point, banking while I know these issues obviously affect people s lives, I don t need to read about every single complexity therein.There were some great historical tidbits I d never heard before and I went Googling several times to look at photos drawings of places gone by several still remaining The early to mid book desc [...]

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    24. London The Novel is an entertaining, albeit long, read It takes some time to get into the book you have to make your way past some dry geographic passages and slow character development Each chapter is its own short story which could probably stand on its own Since the author couldn t use the same character through two millennia, he has simplified the character development by using several families and their descendents Different genetic traits and or attitudes reoccur through the ages giving th [...]

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    25. You either love or loathe this book I loved it We were lucky enough to have a friend in London lend us his apartment for a month while he was overseas working And that was our honeymoon a month in London In the years that followed, we returned many times to explore the city we loved This book brought things to life that we d seen many times and had no clue as to why they were like that It s the biography of a huge city made personal by the very human characters There are so many parts that made [...]

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    26. This was a lonnnnnnnnnnnng book It traces the history of London, from Roman times up through the 1990s The author cleverly establishes several families and follows them throughout the various historical periods of London s history It was a fascinating book, and I learned a great deal about the city, the history of British royalty, the origins of buildings and businesses in London and also the origins of many archaic says we still use today I enjoyed the book, but it was a little too long for my [...]

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    27. I had to refer back to the family tree in the beginning of the book a lot because I kept getting confused about which family the character I was reading about belonged to but on the whole I enjoyed it Some of the descriptions of London were lost on me since I have never been there but I did learn something and I enjoyed googling some of the famous buildings and seeing what they really looked like I concluded in the end that if I wanted to get really familiar with London I d have to visit and rea [...]

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    28. Fant stico Definitivamente leer nuevamente a Rutherfurd Lo mejor son las descripciones de lugares y edificios, y las tecnolog as usadas en la construcci n mi lado arquitect nico sale a flote aqu.

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    29. I ve read Russka and Sarum from this same author, and I was not disappointed I m a huge history buff, even so with novels of this type that span different generations eras To me, this subgenre of historical fiction can really make history come alive as you see what changes through the ages We move from near the start of the Common Era, all the way through the 20th century and explore various strata of the social and economic classes in England through the times.There is a bit of overlap between [...]

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    30. I ve attempted this book twice and both times I couldn t get any than 200 pages into it I just didn t find any of the characters that interesting or the multiple storylines any riveting I am a little disappointed because I loved Paris so much and I had such high expectations for this one since it s one of his first novels

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