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Paris: The Novel por Edward Rutherfurd
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Paris: The Novel (original 2013; edição 2013)

por Edward Rutherfurd (Autor)

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Presents a multigenerational saga detailing the history of Paris, from its founding under the Romans to the hotbed of cultural activity during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Título:Paris: The Novel
Autores:Edward Rutherfurd (Autor)
Informação:Doubleday (2013), Edition: 1, 832 pages
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I remember picking up the hardcover edition of Edward Rutherfurd's Sarum when I worked in the bookstore. The heft of the book and the fact that is was a historical family saga told over many generations--"Oh yeah," I thought. "I'm in." Sarum remains one of my favorite in this genre.

Since then, I've read a number of Rutherfurd's novels--the Forest, London, New York...If you like your books big, your sagas multi-generational, and you like reading about history and about places you'll enjoy this book.

I was put off at first by the editorial choice to go back-and-forth in time instead of chronological in the story. But then I listened to an interview with Rutherfurd posted on YouTube and hearing his reasons for the choice--I came to peace with it. The key phrase here is "family secrets."

I felt he captured the spirit and attitudes of Parisians quite well. The novel culminates in WWII where all our families come together--and to me that wrapped it all up nicely--the secrets, the changing values and cultural shifts and of course many of the families we come to know have their own opportunity to be a hero in the Resistance. I found myself a little sad at the end as I'd felt I'd gotten to know these families very well.

Speaking of the interview here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nISIekT52p0. Rutherfurd also spent many years in the publishing trade and has some interesting insights here. I also like what he states about Wodehouse--and the novel he wish he'd never read. ( )
  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
This is a 4.5 star book. I have been glued. I dismissed it when it first came out 6 years ago. Big mistake . Great read ( )
  scoene | Jul 13, 2021 |
Originally I didn't like that it didn't follow his usual pattern of starting in the past and moving thru to the near present. It flipped back and forth, spending most of the book in the 1870s-1945 period and only one chapter each time he went back into the past. But in the end I found the story about the characters in his main period very engaging and wouldn't have wanted to cut any of it out. I was a little sad everytime we left the past knowing I wouldn't see those characters again. I could have read more about any of them. The details about Paris, the streets and locations, only makes me want to return even more. ( )
  Michmars | Apr 23, 2021 |
After having failed to make it more than 150 pages into Rutherfurd's story of New York, I was hesitant to tackle another era-spanning epic that centred more around setting than specific characters. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the problem I had with New York was not a repeat performance, and my boredom was largely due to my lack of interest in American history and the frankly lacklustre "fort building" that defined the early stages of settlement in the area. The novel of Paris only traces back to around the 11th Century, so we skip over the original settlement of the area by various tribes (though Rutherfurd may have been able to pull this off since it would have covered cultures that actually interest me like the Vikings and the Romans), and follows the story of a handful of Parisian families through to the end of the Second World War. Rutherfurd focuses mostly on the last 300 years of French history, weaving plotlines from the rule of the Sun King through the Revolution to the Napoleonic wars, but he has momentary denouments that give crucial pieces of backstory that establish key moments in the family histories that effect more contemporary events.

What really got me hooked on the story - besides all of the history and Paris of course - were the amazing cast of characters that Rutherfurd wove into the narrative. The story tracks so many families that it's a really good thing that they included a chart that laid out the family successions alongside a timeline, so Rutherfurd got away with a lot more jumping around back and forth through time that would normally be allowed with this many diverse players. He takes families from every corner of Parisian society - working class from Montmartre, a token Jewish group, Catholics and Protestants, aristocrats, artists, businessmen, and ladies of the evening - so it is absolutely enthralling to see how all of their stories interconnet, whether the interactions are good or rife with conflict. The novel wraps up with the Second World War, where all of the characters are finally brought onto one stage and are largely united in their reaction to the German Occupation. Some of these reactions are expected (the Le Sourds are staunch rabble-rousers with very obvious left-wing tendencies), but some reactions are more surprising, especially in their duplicity. True characters emerge, and Rutherfurd proves that he has a fantastic grasp of how human nature changes and how a city can change based on the people who define it.

If I ever had any doubts about wanting to visit Paris before (and to study more French history), this novel absolutely dispels them! ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Great story threaded around the generations of several families in Paris and France. Difficult to recall who is who at the start of chapters set in different centuries but once in you remember. ( )
  ElizabethCromb | Jan 6, 2021 |
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This book is dedicated to
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pediatrician at the Beaujon Hospital,
the British Hospital, and the American Hospital in Paris
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It was Julius Caesar who had first seen the possibilities of the place where the modest Parisii tribe made their home.
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