I Principi D Irlanda

Autore: Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852033300
Grandezza: 17,26 MB
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Sangue, acciaio, magia. È questo il mondo di Ibernia, come veniva chiamata l'Irlanda dagli antichi romani. La sua storia, lontana più di mille anni, ci appare come uno spettro e si fa lentamente strada, con fascino, con un'autorevolezza fuori dal comune nelle pagine di questo libro.

I Ribelli D Irlanda

Autore: Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852053573
Grandezza: 80,95 MB
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La seconda parte dell'avvincente saga storica iniziata con i Principi d'Irlanda . Un'opera avvincente e di largo respiro, nella quale riecheggiano le suggestioni della tradizione culturale irlandese, da Swift a Yeats e Joyce.

Sarum

Autore: Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446472027
Grandezza: 13,46 MB
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The towering story of five families through 100 centuries of turmoil, tyranny, passion and prosperity from Edward Rutherford, the author of London, Russka and New York. In a novel of extraordinary richness the whole sweep of British civilisation unfolds through the story of one place, Salisbury, from beyond recorded time to the present day. The landscape - as old as time itself - shapes the destinies of the five families. The Wilsons and the Shockleys, locked in a cycle of revenge and rivalry for more than 400 years. The Masons, who pour their inspired love of stone into the creation of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. The Porters, descended from a young Roman soldier in exile. And the aristocratic Norman Godefrois, who will fall to the very bottom of the social ladder before their fortunes revive.

New York

Autore: Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409007693
Grandezza: 78,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day. Edward Rutherfurd tells the story of this great city as no other author could - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed. The novel begins with a tiny Indian fishing village and the Dutch traders who first carved out their hopes amidst the splendour of the wilderness. The British settlers and merchants followed, with their aristocratic governors and unpopular taxation which led to rebellion, war, the burning of the city and the birth of the American Nation. Yet a country that had already rent itself asunder once did so again over slavery. As the country fought its bloody Civil War, the city was torn apart by deadly riots. Hopes and dreams, greed and corruption - they have always been the companions of freedom and opportunity in the city's teeming streets. As the immigrant ships berthed next to Ellis Island in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, they poured more and more Germans, Irish, Italians and Jews into the churning ethnic mix of the city. Deals were struck, politicians corrupted, men bought or assassinated, heiresses wooed, fortunes were speculated on Wall Street and men became rich beyond the dreams of avarice. The heady seesaw of wealth and poverty was seen in the Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, the city's future symbolised by its buildings which literally touched the sky: the Empire State, the Chrysler Building, the Twin Towers. Rutherfurd tells this irresistible story through a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates interweave in the rise and fall, fall and rise of the city's fortunes. It is the story of how in four centuries New York became the envy of the world. And in telling the story through the lens of New York, Rutherfurd brings the story of America itself to unforgettable life in this epic masterpiece.

London

Autore: Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307806022
Grandezza: 62,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9633
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“A TOUR DE FORCE . . . LONDON TRACKS THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CAPITAL FROM THE DAYS OF THE CELTS UNTIL THE PRESENT TIME. . . . BREATHTAKING.” —The Orlando Sentinel Now in a handsome new trade paperback edition, here is Edward Rutherfurd’s classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city’s long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the twentieth century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world. “REMARKABLE . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar’s legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers.” —The New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

La Civilta Cattolica Anno Ventesimo

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Vista: 2018
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Storia Costituzionale Di Inghilterra Dal Cominciamento Del Regno Di Enrico Vii Alla Morte Giorgio Ii

Autore: Henry Hallam
Editore:
ISBN:
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Dublin

Autore: Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409022382
Grandezza: 69,43 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3780
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The epic novel from the bestselling author of Sarum, Russka, London and The Forest. Edward Rutherfurd's great Irish epic reveals the story of the people of Ireland through the focal point of the island's capital city. The epic begins in pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and powerful High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From this stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a graphically realised journey through the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a powerfully-imagined cast of characters - druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, merchants and mercenaries, noblewomen, rebels and cowards - we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

Russka

Autore: Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409039633
Grandezza: 40,45 MB
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Panoramic, sweeping, monumental, haunting: a story of four families which spans the centuries of Russia from Edward Rutherford, the author of Paris, London and New York. In this vast and gorgeous tapestry of a novel, serf and master, Cossack and tsar, priest and Jew are brought together in a family saga which unrolls through centuries of history to reveal that most impenetrable and mysterious of lands - Russia. Through the life of a little town east of Moscow in the Russian heartland, Edward Rutherfurd creates a sweeping family saga from the baffling contradictions of Russia's culture and her peoples - bleak yet exotic, brutal but romantic, land of ritual yet riddled with superstitious fears. From Russia's dawn and the cruel Tatar invasions to Ivan the Terrible and the wild Cossacks, from Peter, Catherine and the days of War and Peace to the drama of the Revolution and the extraordinary events of today - here is Russia's story in a spellbinding novel - history recreated with breathtaking detail and passion.

The Commodore Vol Book 17 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Autore: Patrick O'Brian
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393088480
Grandezza: 76,78 MB
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The seventeenth novel in the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series of naval tales, which the New York Times Book Review has described as "the best historical novels ever written." Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa Oakes. Much of The Commodore takes place on land, in sitting rooms and in drafty castles, but the roar of the great guns is never far from our hearing. Aubrey and Maturin are sent on a bizarre decoy mission to the fever-ridden lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave trade. But their ultimate destination is Ireland, where the French are mounting an invasion that will test Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's resourcefulness as a secret intelligence agent. The subtle interweaving of these disparate themes is an achievement of pure storytelling by one of our greatest living novelists.