The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1076 pages
  • 112 x 180 x 46mm | 523g
  • Pan Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 0330450867
  • 9780330450867
  • 4,854

Review Text

"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. 'Enormous and brilliant ...this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in' - "Cosmopolitan". 'A historical saga of such breadth and density ...Follett succeeds brilliantly in combining hugeness and detail to create a novel imbued with the rawness, violence and blind faith of the era' - "Sunday Express".
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About Ken Follett

Ken Follett, geboren 1949 in Wales, von Beruf Journalist, wurde mit seinem Thriller 'Die Nadel' weltberühmt. Brillante Erzählkunst verbindet sich in seinen Büchern mit fundierter Sachkenntnis. 2013 wurde er mit dem Edgar Award ausgezeichnet.
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544,863 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 54% (292,844)
4 30% (161,334)
3 11% (62,275)
2 3% (18,207)
1 2% (10,203)

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If you have not read The Pillars of the Earth, then you absolutely need to hit the ADD TO BASKET button and read this gem of a book. You will thank Ken Follett and you will thank me for this review.show more
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