Dublin: Foundation

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Dublin: Foundation (US title The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga)
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First edition cover
Author Edward Rutherfurd
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Dublin Saga
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Century Hutchinson
Publication date
4 March 2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 804 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 0-7126-8000-4 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 54507587
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.

Chapters[edit]

  • 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)

Publishing history[edit]

  • 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)

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