Penguin Books 7/9/1990. New paperback.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
#1 New York Times
Oprah's Book Club Selection
From the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of A Column of Fire
, the "monumental masterpiece" (Booklist
) that changed the course of Ken Follett's already phenomenal career.
"Follett is a master," extolled the Washington Post
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.
Title: PILLARS OF THE EARTH (KINGSBRIDGE, NO 1)
Categories: Oprahs Bookclub, Banned Books, Historical, General Fiction,
Publisher: Penguin Books: 1990
ISBN Number: 0451166892
ISBN Number 13: 9780451166890
Book Condition: .
lbs: 1.12 lbs
Seller ID: 9780451166890N