First edition cover
|Series||The Dublin Saga|
|4 March 2004|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||804 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||0-7126-8000-4 (first edition, hardback)|
|Followed by||Ireland: Awakening|
Dublin: Foundation (2004) (also known in North America as The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga or sometimes simply Dublin) is a novel by Edward Rutherfurd first published in 2004 by Century Hutchinson and then by Seal Books and Doubleday Canada.
It is a work of historical fiction and centers on a number of families and their descendants in and around the area of Ireland that is now Dublin. It begins in AD 430 with the love affair of a prince (Conall) and the daughter of an Irish chief (Deirdre) from the area of Dubh Linn . It concludes in AD 1533, with the disappearance of the Staff of Saint Patrick. Historical characters include Saint Patrick, Brian Boru, Strongbow, and King John of England, among others.
- Prologue - Emerald Sun
- Dubh Linn (AD 430)
- Tara (AD 430)
- Patrick (AD 450)
- Vikings (AD 981)
- Brian Boru (AD 999)
- Strongbow (AD 1167)
- Oakley (AD 1370)
- The Pale (AD 1487)
- Silken Thomas (AD 1533)
- 2004, UK, century Hutchinson (ISBN 978-0-7126-8000-4) 4 March 2004, hardback, (First edition)
- 2004, USA, Doubleday (ISBN 978-0-385-50286-3), pub date ? March 2004, hardback (as The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga)
- 2004, Canada, Doubleday Canada (ISBN 978-0385659062), pub date ? March 2004, hardback (as The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga)
- 2004, Canada, Random House Large Print Publishing (ISBN 978-0375433016), pub date ? March 2004, large print hardback (as The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga)
- 2005, UK, Arrow Books (ISBN 978-0099279082), Pub date 5 May 2005, paperback (as Dublin)
- 2005, USA, Ballantine Books (ISBN 978-0-345-47235-9), Pub date ? March 2005, paperback (as The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga)
- 2006, USA, Seal Books (ISBN 978-0-7704-2907-2), Pub date ? ? 2006, paperback (as The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga)
- Rutherfurd, Edward (4 March 2004). Dublin: Foundation (1st ed.). London: Century Hutchinson. ISBN 0-7126-8000-4.
- "Dublin: Foundation". FantasticFiction. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
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