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The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

Author Ken Follett

  • Published: 1990-07-09
  • Category: Historical
4.5 Stars
From 68 Customers Review
Price: $10.99


#1 New York Times Bestseller

Oprah's Book Club Selection

The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. 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. 
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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Pillars of the Earth is amazing

    From BallusWallup
    Years ago I bought a copy of this novel in paperback form. I read it, my mother read, then my visiting grandmother read it. She returned to England with it and my aunts and uncles and cousin read it. It travelled to Spain for more relatives to immerse in the historical fiction of Tom Builder and the people of Kingsbridge. The novel has made a crusade through many minds and captured many hearts with its indelible story of good versus evil.
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    From 2 Sticks
    Great ended WELL... In that time in history there is no GOOD to end with.... So well is good.
  • Surprisingly engaging

    From devonsage
    Rarely does one find a book of this length so difficult to ever put down. Not only was the plot so engaging but the prose was so literary without being stilted.
  • Great read

    From Tkburke
    This story is a great read. I couldn't stop reading! I look forward to reading more of this authors books.