The Pillars of the earth: The Pillars of the Earth Series, Book 1

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Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known.

Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time--the twelfth century; the place--feudal Engl∧ and the subject--the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters--into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbrid≥ Jack, the artist in sto≠ and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life.

The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of the drama. Around the site of the construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge, and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king.

At once a sensuous and endearing love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age, The Pillars of the Earth is without a doubt Ken Follett's masterpiece.

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9780451207142
045122213
9781101442197
9780143142379
9780688046590
9780451166890
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9780452280106
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045123281
9780451488336
9780553552119
9780451225245
9780743527637
9780451222138
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Grouping Title pillars of the earth
Grouping Author follett ken
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Last Grouping Update 2018-10-19 23:59:24PM
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title_full Pillars of the earth / Ken Follett, Pillars of the earth / Ken Follett, with a preface by the author, The Pillars of the Earth The Pillars of the Earth Series, Book 1, The Pillars of the earth / Ken Follett, The pillars of the earth / Ken Follett, The pillars of the earth / Ken Follett, with a preface by the author, The pillars of the earth [sound recording] / Ken Follett
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