|23 April 2013|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||832 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||978-0-7126-5419-7 (First Edition, hardcover)|
The novel begins during the Belle Époque period and follows six core families set in locales such as Montmartre, Notre Dame and Boulevard Saint-Germain. It includes a map of old Paris. Later titled Paris: A Novel.
The novel follows six families: the Le Sourds (a revolutionary family), the de Cygnes (a noble family), the Renards (a bourgeois family of merchants), the Blanchards (a family of Napoleon supporters), the Gascons (a family from the slums) and the Jacobs (an art dealing Jewish family). The book follows two timelines throughout, containing a large number of characters and is based on real events.
"This saga is filled with historical detail and a huge cast of characters, fictional and real, spanning generations and centuries. But Paris, with its art, architecture, culture and couture, is the undisputed main character." - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A columnist for The Telegraph , however, gave it a rather scathing review calling the novel "swollen", "encyclopedic", and saying further that "character and plot are blithely sacrificed on the altar of trivia with every turn of the page."
- 2013, UK, Hodder, 752 pages.
- 2013, USA, Doubleday (ISBN 978-0385535304), hard cover, 832 pages, First Edition.
- 2014, USA, Ballantine Books (ISBN 978-0345530769), paperback, 832 pages.
- Rutherfurd, Edward. "Paris Family Tree" (PDF). EdwardRutherfurd.com. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
- Rutherfurd, Edward. "Edward Rutherfurd Paris". EdwardRutherfurd.com. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
- Rutherfurd, Edward. "Old Paris" (PDF). EdwardRutherfurd.com. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
- "Paris: The Novel Product Information". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
- Martin, Tim (19 July 2013). "Paris by Edward Rutherfurd, review". The Telegraph. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
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