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China: The Novel

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China: The Novel

The “unparalleled master of the historical saga" (Newsweek) and internationally bestselling author of PARIS and NEW YORK takes on an exhilarating new world with his trademark epic style in CHINA: The Novel.

In CHINA: The Novel, Edward Rutherfurd brings his renowned talents to the Middle Kingdom, when the clash of East and West in the 19th century shattered the stability of the 2,000-year-old empire. This epic tale chronicles the great struggle for power, from the Opium Wars that erupted in 1839 through the Taiping revolt, the British burning of the Summer Palace, the Boxer Rebellion, and the long rule of the Dragon Empress, culminating in the momentous revolution of 1911. We meet a young village wife struggling with rigid traditions, Manchu warriors, powerful eunuchs and concubines of the Forbidden City, rapacious English soldiers and earnest missionaries, savvy Chinese pirates and sage philosophers. Rutherfurd brings to vivid life the ever-changing fortunes of Chinese, British and American families as they negotiate the tides of history.

A rich human drama as well as a deeply researched portrait that sets the stage for China’s role in the world today, CHINA is the enthralling story of a rising global power.

China: The Novel
by Edward Rutherfurd

  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 0804171033
  • ISBN-13: 9780804171038