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The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect — a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive, KLady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follet's historical masterpiece.

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"A seesaw of tension...impeccable pacing...action, intrigue, violence and passion....A novel that entertains, instructs and satisfies on a grand scale!" Publishers Weekly

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"An extraordinary epic buttressed by suspense...a monumental masterpiece...a towering triumph from a major talent!" Booklist

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"...This will appeal more to lovers of exciting adventure stories than true devotees of historical fiction...." Cynthia Johnson Whealler, Library Journal

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"...Follett's impeccable pacing builds suspense in a balanced narrative that offers action, intrigue, violence and passion as well as the step-by-step description of an edifice rising in slow stages, its progress tied to the vicissitudes of fortune and the permutations of evolving architectural style...."Publishers Weekly

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In a time of civil war, famine, religious strife and war, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against this backdrop, lives entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age.

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frieda river reader, February 9, 2009 (view all comments by frieda river reader)
An excellent read, this book came to me via a friend and what a treat it has been , the descriptive is fantastic and the narrative will keep you interested, a book worth reading and it may take a while she's a thick one
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Today I was tearing through the already mangled bookshelf hoping that by magic a great book would appear and amazingly it did! I'm only into the third chapter and I can undoubtedly give this book a five. A pallet of literary greatness is awaiting you in this book. Get a bowl of warm soup and enjoy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451207142
Author:
Follett, Ken
Publisher:
NAL Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Church architecture
Subject:
Cathedrals
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
107-116
Publication Date:
20020204
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
976
Dimensions:
9.07x6.00x1.80 in. 1.98 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 976 pages Signet Book - English 9780451207142 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A seesaw of tension...impeccable pacing...action, intrigue, violence and passion....A novel that entertains, instructs and satisfies on a grand scale!" Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "An extraordinary epic buttressed by suspense...a monumental masterpiece...a towering triumph from a major talent!"
"Review" by , "...This will appeal more to lovers of exciting adventure stories than true devotees of historical fiction...."
"Review" by , "...Follett's impeccable pacing builds suspense in a balanced narrative that offers action, intrigue, violence and passion as well as the step-by-step description of an edifice rising in slow stages, its progress tied to the vicissitudes of fortune and the permutations of evolving architectural style...."Publishers Weekly
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