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Ireland: Awakening

Ireland: Awakening

(2006)
(The Rebels of Ireland)
(The second book in the Dublin Saga series)
A novel by

 
Few authors are as ambitious as Edward Rutherford. And Dublin: Foundation, the first of a massive two-part epic, is possibly Rutherford's most challenging undertaking yet--and (on the evidence of this first book) could well be his most considerable achievement. Rutherford's sheer readability belies his obvious seriousness. His arm-straining volumes may cover every possible variety of human experience (couched in historical backgrounds of immense detail and authenticity), but he remains a storyteller of no mean skills. From the early books that made his name (notably the much-acclaimed Sarum), through to the more recent blockbuster London, the author has combined a panoramic, Homeric vision with a James-Joyce like concentration on the minutiae of everyday life; the results of this synthesis are brought to perfectly honed effect in Dublin: Foundation.

Parallels with Joyce's Dublin are not appropriate here, though. The scope is far wider and stretches back into history. Beginning in Pre-Christian Ireland as the Kings of Tara reigned autocratically, we encounter the lovers Prince Conall and the beautiful Deidre. An army sized dramatis personae surround the lovers, representing every player in a turbulent era. We are shown many of the key events in Irish history, with parts for Saint Patrick, the Nordic savagery of the Vikings and the battles with the cunning Henry VIII. As this operatic volume ends with the approach of the Reformation, the orchestration of narrative commands total respect. --Barry Forshaw

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0375433805 / 9780375433801 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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March 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Ireland: Awakening
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 1844137945 / 9781844137947 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Rebels of Ireland
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0385661142 / 9780385661140 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0385512899 / 9780385512893 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Rebels of Ireland
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 077042967X / 9780770429676 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Ireland: Awakening
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 009947655X / 9780099476559 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0385663544 / 9780385663540 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0345472365 / 9780345472366 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Ireland: Awakening
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 1844138127 / 9781844138128 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

January 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 073936572X / 9780739365724 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Rebels of Ireland (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 1415926891 / 9781415926895 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0739313223 / 9780739313220 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0739313231 / 9780739313237 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: THE REBELS OF IRELAND
Author(s): EDWARD RUTHERFURD
ISBN: 1415926883 / 9781415926888 (USA edition)
Publisher: BOOKS ON TAPE
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Ireland: Awakening
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd

Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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February 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Rebels of Ireland
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd

Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd

Publisher: Ballantine Books
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