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Dublin: Foundation 

Dublin: Foundation (2004)
(The Princes of Ireland)
(The first book in the Dublin Saga series)
A novel by Edward Rutherfurd

 
The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty high kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey down the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters - druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, noblewomen and farmwives, merchants and mercenaries, rebels and cowards - we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

While conveying the passions and struggles that shaped the character of Dublin, Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history: the tribal culture of pagan Ireland; the mission of St. Patrick; the coming of the Vikings and the founding of Dublin; the glories of the great nearby monastery of Glendalough and the making of treasures like the Book of Kells; the extraordinary career of Brian Boru; the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its first foothold in medieval Ireland. The stage is then set for the great conflict between the English kings and the princes of Ireland, and the disastrous Irish invasion of England, which incurred the wrath of Henry VIII and where this book, the first of the two-part Dublin Saga, draws to a close, as the path of Irish history takes a dramatic and irrevocable turn.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : Library Binding
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 1435292103 / 9781435292109
Publisher:
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March 2004 : Hardback
Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0712680004 / 9780712680004 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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March 2004 : Hardback
Title: The Princes of Ireland : The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0385659067 / 9780385659062 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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March 2004 : Hardback
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga (large print edition of "Dublin: Foundation")
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0375433015 / 9780375433016 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
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March 2004 : Hardback
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga (Rutherfurd, Edward)
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0385502869 / 9780385502863 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0345452453 / 9780345452450 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 2006 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0770429076 / 9780770429072 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2005 : Paperback
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0345472357 / 9780345472359 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2005 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Dublin
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0099279088 / 9780099279082 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2005 : Paperback
Title: The Princes Of Ireland - The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0385661290 / 9780385661294 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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March 2004 : Paperback
Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 1844136078 / 9781844136070 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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January 2004 : Paperback
Title: The Princes of Ireland
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0739468146 / 9780739468142 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

November 2005 : Audio CD
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0739324500 / 9780739324509 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : Audio CD
Title: Princes of Ireland, (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0736697616 / 9780736697613 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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January 2004 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Princes of Ireland - The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0736697608 / 9780736697606 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: B004H1T7W0
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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March 2004 : Kindle edition
Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: B000FC1B3S
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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