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ISBN13: 9780451166890
ISBN10: 0451166892
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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.

Review:

"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:

"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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"A novel of majesty and power....Will hold you, fascinate you, surround you." Chicago Sun-Times

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"A towering tale...There's murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust...A good time can be had by all." New York Daily News

Review:

"Touches all human emotions...truly a novel to get lost in." Cosmopolitan

Synopsis:

Ken Follett, internationally-acclaimed master of split-second suspense, author of six #1 bestsellers, reaches beyond the expected to achieve his most brilliant and remarkable novel. The epic story of the building of a cathedral in 12th century England and the lives of the people entwined with it and each other is a sensuous, enduring narrative, and a gripping tale of faith, ambition, bloodshed and betrayal.

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View our Ken Follett feature page.

Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity

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View our Ken Follett feature page.

#LINK<Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz.># A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity

About the Author

Ken Follett is the international bestselling author of suspense thrillers and the nonfiction title On Wings of Eagles. He lives in England.

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Tamara Palmer, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by Tamara Palmer)
Best epic read ever!
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The True Book Addict, January 24, 2010 (view all comments by The True Book Addict)
This is one of the best historical novels ever written. It contains a wonderful ensemble cast of characters intertwined with real historical figures. Their stories and how they relate to each other make for an epic read that will stay with the reader forever.
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Andrew Statson, January 21, 2010 (view all comments by Andrew Statson)
Historical novel of England in the time of Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury. It depicts the arrogance of those in power, and the resistance of the people who fight for justice.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451166890
Author:
Follett, Ken
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Epic literature
Subject:
Great Britain History Stephen, 1135-1154 Fiction.
Subject:
Epic fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
July 1990
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
6.95x4.23x1.44 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 992 pages Signet Book - English 9780451166890 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 , "A novel of majesty and power....Will hold you, fascinate you, surround you."
"Review" by , "A towering tale...There's murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust...A good time can be had by all."
"Review" by , "Touches all human emotions...truly a novel to get lost in."
"Synopsis" by , Ken Follett, internationally-acclaimed master of split-second suspense, author of six #1 bestsellers, reaches beyond the expected to achieve his most brilliant and remarkable novel. The epic story of the building of a cathedral in 12th century England and the lives of the people entwined with it and each other is a sensuous, enduring narrative, and a gripping tale of faith, ambition, bloodshed and betrayal.
"Synopsis" by ,
View our Ken Follett feature page.

Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity

"Synopsis" by ,
Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.

Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.

Simply enter the coupon code FOLLETPILLARS at checkout.

This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase.

View our Ken Follett feature page.

#LINK<Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz.># A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity

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