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The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

(Book #1 in the Kingsbridge series)

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Book Overview: The Pillars of the Earth

The "extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece" (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett's already phenomenal career--and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Oprah's Book Club Selection

"Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner," extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett's unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.

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 Lady 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 Follett's historical masterpiece.

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ISBN-1397804512221389780451488336
ISBN-10045122213X0451488334
PublisherPenguin BooksViking
Publication Date20072016-05-03
EditionDeluxeReissue
Languageenen
Pages1008992
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"Follett is a master." --The Washington Post

"Wonderful . . . will hold you, fascinate you, surround you." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"A towering tale . . . a ripping read. . . . There's murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust." --The New York Daily News

"Ken Follett takes a giant step." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Enormous and brilliant . . . a great epic tale . . . crammed with characters unbelievably alive across the great gulf of centuries . . . touches all human emotion--love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. See for yourself. This is truly a novel to get lost in." -- Cosmopolitan

"With this book, Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner . . . a historical novel of gripping readability, authentic atmosphere, and memorable characterization. Beginning with a mystery that casts its shadow, the narrative is a seesaw of tension, suspense, impeccable pacing . . . action, intrigue, violence, passion, greed, bravery, dedication, revenge, and love. A love that entertains, instructs, and satisfies on a grand scale." --Publishers Weekly

"An extraordinary epic buttressed by suspense . . . a mystifying puzzle involving the execution of an innocent man . . . the erection of a magnificent cathedral . . . romance, rivalry, and spectacle. A monumental masterpiece . . . a towering triumph from a major talent." --Booklist

Ken Follett, a renowned British author, is celebrated for his enthralling historical novels and thriller books which have earned him global recognition and commercial success over the course of his four-decade career. Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, Follett’s interest in literature was stimulated at an early age, leading him to study philosophy at University College London. After completing his degree, he delved into journalism before plunging himself into the world of publishing, where he found his true calling. Follett sprang to prominence with the publication of his extraordinary novel, 'The Eye of the Needle', in 1978, which catapulted him into the bestseller list and won him the prestigious Edgar Award. His other notable works include the 'Kingsbridge Series' and the 'Century Trilogy', with each book masterfully interweaving history and fiction in a compelling narrative. Ken's literary prowess and ability to deeply engage his readers have seen his books translated into more than 30 languages and sold over 160 million copies worldwide. Despite his illustrious career, Follett has remained modest and genuinely passionate about writing. His dedication to his craft is evident in his richly detailed narratives that transport readers back in time, providing a window into different historical epochs. His legacy in literature continues to inspire future generations of authors, with his work bridging both the commercial and literary world, cementing his status as one of the most respected contemporary authors of our time.

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