9780451232816

The Pillars of the Earth

  • ISBN 13:

    9780451232816

  • ISBN 10:

    045123281X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/29/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

“A novel of majesty and power.” -Chicago Sun-Times

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett comes this spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known-and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

In a time of civil war, famine and religious strife, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against this backdrop, lives entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age.

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