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The Princes of Ireland

(2004)
(The first book in the Dublin Saga series)
A novel by

 
 
The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty high kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey down the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters - druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, noblewomen and farmwives, merchants and mercenaries, rebels and cowards - we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

While conveying the passions and struggles that shaped the character of Dublin, Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history: the tribal culture of pagan Ireland; the mission of St. Patrick; the coming of the Vikings and the founding of Dublin; the glories of the great nearby monastery of Glendalough and the making of treasures like the Book of Kells; the extraordinary career of Brian Boru; the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its first foothold in medieval Ireland. The stage is then set for the great conflict between the English kings and the princes of Ireland, and the disastrous Irish invasion of England, which incurred the wrath of Henry VIII and where this book, the first of the two-part Dublin Saga, draws to a close, as the path of Irish history takes a dramatic and irrevocable turn.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 1-4352-9210-3 / 978-1-4352-9210-9 (USA edition)
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February 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-7126-8000-4 / 978-0-7126-8000-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Princes of Ireland : The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherford
ISBN: 0-385-65906-7 / 978-0-385-65906-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada, Limited
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga (Random House Large Print Nonfiction)
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-375-43301-5 / 978-0-375-43301-6 (USA edition)
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Princes Of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-385-50286-9 / 978-0-385-50286-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-345-45245-3 / 978-0-345-45245-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 2006 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-7704-2907-6 / 978-0-7704-2907-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dublin
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-09-927908-8 / 978-0-09-927908-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Princes Of Ireland - The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherford
ISBN: 0-385-66129-0 / 978-0-385-66129-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-345-47235-7 / 978-0-345-47235-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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March 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 1-84413-607-8 / 978-1-84413-607-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
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November 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-7393-2450-0 / 978-0-7393-2450-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
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March 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
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March 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-553-71278-0 / 978-0-553-71278-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Princes of Ireland, (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-7366-9761-6 / 978-0-7366-9761-3 (USA edition)
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March 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-7393-0954-4 / 978-0-7393-0954-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Princes of Ireland - The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN: 0-7366-9760-8 / 978-0-7366-9760-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dublin: Foundation
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2004 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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