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Publisher Description

#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 the prequel, The Evening and the Morning, coming from Viking in September 2020.


“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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1990
July 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,024
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
9.6
MB

Customer Reviews

LimaBean3 ,

Pillars of the Earth

The best book I ever read. Epic. I felt like I lost my best friend when I finished it.

_Pat ,

Not a page turner

An ok tale with much description about cathedral building. I bought this for a vacation and was only moderately entertained.

dpw824804 ,

Amazing!

This was one of my most favorite book! I recommend it to any of my friends.

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