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    DescriptionKen 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 England; 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 Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; 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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    Title
    Pillars of the Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ken Follett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 973
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 69 mm
    Weight: 1,270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780688046590
    ISBN 10: 0688046592
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P25103030
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR6056.O45 P55 1989
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Eos
    Publication date
    12 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A novel of majesty and power."--Chicago Sun-Times