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by Edward Rutherfurd

  • ISBN: 0375410376
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Large Print (May 2, 2000)
  • Pages: 1136 pages
  • FB2 size: 1805 kb
  • EPUB size: 1842 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 349
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About The Forest Edward Rutherfurd is the internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the New York Times.

As entertaining as sarum and rutherfurd’s other sweeping novel of british history, london. Edward Rutherfurd is the internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers New York, London, The Princes of Ireland, and The Rebels of Ireland. About Edward Rutherfurd.

Home Edward Rutherfurd The Forest. This book is dedicated to the New Forest Museum. To the right, on the edge of some marshes, a sign on a large boathouse proclaimed: SEAGULL’S BOATYARD. The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009. A CIP catalogue record for this book. The English Channel lay a few miles away to the west. Beneath them was the pleasant stretch of the Solent water with the green slopes of the Isle of Wight beyond.

Edward Rutherfurd really does like to write large volumes of historical fiction. The book begins at this event and introduces us to the Forest and Edward Rutherfurd really does like to write large volumes of historical fiction

Edward Rutherfurd really does like to write large volumes of historical fiction. Here, he focuses a multi-generational epic within England's New Forest, that swath of Southern England that still remains with its many unique birds and mammals. The New Forest is famous for being the location where King William II (Rufus) was killed with an arrow. The book begins at this event and introduces us to the Forest and Edward Rutherfurd really does like to write large volumes of historical fiction.

Автор: Rutherfurd, Edward Название: The Forest Издательство: Random House (USA) Классификация: ISBN .

In this epic novel Edward Rutherfurd takes the reader on a magnificent journey across sixteen centuries from the days of the Romans to the Victorian engineers of Tower Bridge and the era dockland development of today.

Rutherfurd (The Forest, 2000, et. takes on Ireland in his latest historical doorstopper, covering (in this first of two volumes) roughly a thousand years-from the tribal period antedating.

A sprawling tome that combines fact with fiction and covers 900 years in the history of New Forest, a 100,000-acre woodland in southern England. Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional families, ranging from aristocrats to peasants, who have lived in the forest for generations. But the real success is in how Rutherfurd paints his picture of the wooded enclave with images of treachery and violence, as well as magic and beauty. The forest is michener told with an english accent. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Edward Rutherford is one of the best writers of our time and any book by him is a joy to read

Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional families, ranging from aristocrats to peasants, who have lived in the forest for generations. But the real success is in how Rutherfurd paints his picture of the wooded enclave with images of treachery and violence, as well as magic and beauty Edward Rutherford is one of the best writers of our time and any book by him is a joy to read. This book runs through most of the history of this particular area of England following many of the families who have populated this region.

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Following the triumphant publication of London, Edward Rutherfurd's new novel focuses on four turbulent centuries- Norman, Medieval, Elizabethan, and Tudor- in England's New Forest and the city of Bath.Edward Rutherfurd's new novel covers four centuries of British history, with the New Forest as background, culminating in a five-family saga set in the days of Jane Austen. Few places in England are more resonant, more mysterious, yet more friendly than the huge forest that lies by England's southern coast, that provided hunting for England's Saxon and Norman kings, whose ancient oaks were used to build Nelson's navy. Jane Austen and her family lived just twenty-five miles northeast of the forest. The river Avon runs down the forest's western edge. On its eastern side is the ancient Saxon capital of Winchester, the great port of Southampton from which the Titanic set out and the QE2 sails to, and beyond that Portsmouth, home of the British Navy.It is against this rich backdrop that Rutherfurd tells a tale of woodsmen, monks, sailors, craftswomen and families. The largest family in the novel is modeled loosely upon the extended family of Jane Austen, together with certain other known families from the New Forest area. And so, we have the magical formula of previous Rutherford novels with the same sense of the passing of centuries but a shorter time period allowing for more character development and drama, culminating in the Austen period, a favorite in British history, just at the time when the New Forest was at its most bustling.
Reviews about The Forest (Random House Large Print) (7):
Munimand
Edward Rutherford is one of the best writers of our time and any book by him is a joy to read. This book runs through most of the history of this particular area of England following many of the families who have populated this region. Necessarily he jumps many years from each time period using the descendants of each group as the continuum on which he creates the stories. This can be confusing and for this reason alone, I did not give this book the 5th star. Otherwise his attention to historical detail is unmatched.
Jugami
A stellar history of Old England’s “New Forest”, and its survival for millennia. The forest folk are humble, reclusive, and cunning, knowing more about the Forest than those who own it or visit it rarely. Deep in the shadows, loyal to traditional allegiances and rivalries, generations cross and intertwine the King’s Forester’s family with those of the humble tenant foresters. As rivals for the crown of England fight their battles, all are caught up in in a web of faith, treachery, and gambling for a future. Centuries of family rivalry, love, and enterprise will create a wildlife preserve, and make or break fortunes and hearts. The Timber trade will give way to railways, but the Forest remains.
Murn
I usually enjoy Edward Rutherfurd's historical fiction, and am particularly drawn to the MIchener style family saga that follows a family or group of families generationally over the centuries. I find his novels to be well researched and he does a really good job of demonstrating how large, sweeping events like the Norman Conquest and the Reformation played out at ground level for those English who lived in the Forest. The continuing appearance of family traits and attitudes as they are handed down from ancient times to the present day is particularly appealing to me, as is the survival and explanation of place names as they have been handed down to the present day. These are the reasons I enjoy his books as light reading, for which I suppose they are designed to be, and so I suppose that my only real criticism is therefore moot, which is the superficial development of the characters that diminishes the ability to relate to them on a personal level. I understand that he can't get deeply into his characters in novels that are already long on detail and emphatic about how geographical setting influences the overall character of a people, I'm just saying that in order to really enjoy a novel beyond entertainment, there has to be more character development to pull me in.
Zulkishicage
From the first sentence I was gripped by this author's style and the suspense woven around the main character. As the plot twisted and locations and characters came and went I stayed involved and needed to pick it up again to follow where it lead. Hard to put down.
DrayLOVE
I have now read three of Rutherford’s historical Novel (?). What is the genre? I only know. I devour them with pleasure and feel I have increased my knowledge of ancient history which I love. Next on my agenda is The Princes of Ireland. Hopefully in Kindle form.
Mardin
I like the way Rutherfurd's books follow families thru time. The physical characteristics that are passed on to the next generation, the connection to the earth and where these people lived their lives. these are the stories of the human evolution. I've read Sarum, NewYork, London and the Forest, each book uses the same pattern. They are wonderful.
Iaiastta
These chronicles are separated by time periods with most well developed. These are very interesting and spellbinding. Most of these sections are in the first 80 percent of the novel. Some of the later appear to fulfill a need by the author to bring the narrative to the current time frame. This, in my opinion did not complement the earlier presentations.
I loved Rutherfurd's book "Sarum", but this one I only read 50 pages and decided to quit. I did not find the characters believable. I went back and reread some of "Sarum" again and that was much better written.

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