The Pillars of the Earth

Author
Ken Follett 
Summary
<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller<br /><br />Oprah's Book Club Selection<br /><br />The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (<i>Booklist</i>) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, <i>A Column of Fire</i>, available now.</b><br /><br />“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled&#xa0;<i>Publishers Weekly</i>&#xa0;on the release of&#xa0;<i>The Pillars of the Earth</i>. 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.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;<br /><i>The Pillars of the Earth</i>&#xa0;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.<br />&#xa0;<br />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.
Genre
Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price
$10.99
Average User Rating
4.5
User Rating Count
772
Release Date
1990-07-09


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