Search Results: "Edward Rutherfurd"


BOOK REVIEW

PARIS by Edward Rutherfurd
Released: April 23, 2013

"For all its merits, Rutherfurd's latest is too big and too professorial for comfort—Edmund White could have written his own À la recherche du temps perdu in the same space."
Overstuffed yarn of the ville lumière from city-hopping epic-smith Rutherfurd (New York, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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NEW YORK by Edward Rutherfurd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A mixed bag, with effective plotting hampered by clunky writing."
Sprawling but undercooked saga of Manhattan and environs. Read full book review >

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RUSSKA by Edward Rutherfurd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A well-written, episodic, dense, at times infuriatingly complex historical saga of Russia by the author of the similarly massive Sarum, which tries—often quite successfully—to re-create the evolution of a mysterious and backward nation riddled with war, political confusion, and religious upheaval. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCES OF IRELAND by Edward Rutherfurd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"As always with Rutherfurd, the narrative sweep is subordinated to the history place—agreeably so. If you've a taste for Ireland, this will be your cup of tea—but Celtophobes may ask to be excused before they even get to the second course."
Rutherfurd (The Forest, 2000, etc.) takes on Ireland in his latest historical doorstopper, covering (in this first of two volumes) roughly a thousand years—from the tribal period antedating Christianity to the Tudor conquest under Henry VIII. Read full book review >

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THE FOREST by Edward Rutherfurd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Popular fiction at its best. ($300,000 ad/promo)"
England's James Michener will undoubtedly have another huge commercial success with this history-drenched blockbuster, which essentially resembles it predecessors: Sarum (1987), Russka (1991), and London (1997).The subject is England's southern "New Forest" area, originally founded as a game preserve by William the Conqueror, and prized as "a source of inspiration, of study and recreation" throughout the centuries thereafter. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Edward Rutherfurd
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, this is a vigorous, colorful narrative, a pleasant if unsurprising entertainment."
Rutherfurd, having celebrated at some length the growth of an English cathedral town (Sarum, 1987) and the turbulent history of Russia (Russka, 1991), offers a massive survey in fictional form of London's long history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

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EDWARD VI by Chris Skidmore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure-footed and evenhanded."
An impressive debut chronicling the brief life of the young man dubbed "the forgotten prince." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >

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PRINCE EDWARD by Dennis McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2004

"A near-miss then, though well worth reading."
The growth of a southern white boy's moral consciousness. Read full book review >

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AN EDWARD LEAR ALPHABET by Edward Lear
Released: April 30, 1999

"The colors and graphics add a very effective jolt to this silly, quite old, ABC. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-028114-6 An Edward Lear Alphabet (32 pp.; $14.95, PLB $14.89; Apr. 30; 0-06-028113-8, PLB 0-06-028114-6): By injecting Lear's alphabet with vivid shots of color and joyful graphics, Radunsky blasts this Victorian verse into the 21st century. Read full book review >