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The Pillars of the Earth

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett comes this spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England.

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known-and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

About The Author

Ken Follett's career as a bestselling author has spanned more than three decades. He is the author of numerous immensely popular books, including Eye of the Needle, Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man From St. Petersburg, On Wings of Eagles, Lie Down With Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, A Dangerous Fortune, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, and World Without End. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara Follett, a British M.P.

Praise for The Pillars of the Earth"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 "Wonderful . . . will hold you, fascinate you, surround you." --Chicago Sun-Times "Follett is a master." --The Washington Post "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 "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 Praise forThe Pillars of the Earth"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 "Wonderful . . . will hold you, fascinate you, surround you." Chicago Sun-Times "Follett is a master." The Washington Post "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 "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 " Praise for Ken Follett andThe Pillars of the Earth A novel of majesty and power. Chicago Sun-Times Follett is a master. The Washington Post Enormous and brilliant 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 A towering tale a ripping read there s murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust. New York Daily News Ken Follett takes a giant step. San Francisco Chronicle 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 novel that entertains, instructs, and satisfies on a grand scale. Publishers Weekly" Praise for Ken Follett and"The Pillars of the Earth" A novel of majesty and power. "Chicago Sun-Times" Follett is a master. "The Washington Post" Enormous and brilliant 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" A towering tale a ripping read there s murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust. "New York Daily News" Ken Follett takes a giant step. "San Francisco Chronicle" 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 novel that entertains, instructs, and satisfies on a grand scale. "Publishers Weekly"" 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 Wonderful will hold you, fascinate you, surround you. Chicago Sun-Times An extraordinary epic buttressed by suspense a monumental masterpiece A towering triumph from a major talent. Booklist A seesaw of tension .A novel that entertains, instructs, and satisfies on a grand scale Publishers Weekly" "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 "Wonderful...will hold you, fascinate you, surround you."--Chicago Sun-Times "An extraordinary epic buttressed by suspense...a monumental masterpiece...A towering triumph from a major talent."--Booklist "A seesaw of tension....A novel that entertains, instructs, and satisfies on a grand scale" --Publishers Weekly

Ken Follett

Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote The Eye of the Needle, the award-winning novel which became an international bestseller and a distinguished film. Before that he had been a newspaper reporter and a publishing executive after studying philosophy at University College, London. He has since written eleven equally successful novels and the non-fiction bestseller On Wings of Eagles. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.

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ISBN: 9780451232816
ISBN-10: 045123281X
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1007
Published: 29th June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 10.9  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.45