Pillars of the Earth

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9780451166890: Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett had long been a staple of the bestseller lists for his novels of intrigue and espionage. Then came "The Pillars of the Earth," a grand novel of epic storytelling that readers and critics quickly hailed as his crowning achievement. Now, "The Pillars of the Earth" is available for the first time to a new audience of readers, in this attractive new trade paperback edition.
In 12th-century England, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral signals the dawn of a new age. This majestic creation will bond clergy and kings, knights and peasants together in a story of toil, faith, ambition and rivalry. A sweeping tale of the turbulent middle ages, "The Pillars of the Earth" is a masterpiece from one of the world's most popular authors.
"A novel of majesty and power...Will hold you, fascinate you, surround you." -- "Chicago Sun-Times"
"A towering tale...There's murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust...A good time can be had by all." -- "New York Daily News"
"Touches all human emotions...truly a novel to get lost in." -- "Cosmopolitan"

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"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"

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""

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

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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

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