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The Pillars Of The Earth by  Ken Follett - First Edition, First Printing - 1989 - from Gilt Edge Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Pillars Of The Earth

by Follett, Ken

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New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1989. The time - The Twelfth Century, the place - Feudal England, and the subject - the building of a Gothic Cathedral. The author has recreated the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons is the center of the drama. Around the site of this construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king. A bright desireable copy in a price-intact dust jacket. Ken Follett's newest work "World Without End" is a sequel to The Pillars of The Earth.. ISBN: 0-688-04659-2. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Great Britain Historical Fiction + Gothic Cathedrals Fiction + England Fiction + Middle Ages + 12th Century England + England + Feudal England.

The Pillars of the Earth is an historical novel by Welsh author Ken Follett that centers on the building of a Gothic cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, England in the mid-twelfth century. Set against the backdrop of The Anarchy after the sinking of a ship containing King Henry I’s only legitimate heir, the story interweaves themes of intrigue, conspiracy, politics and religion as master builder Tom Builder and the visionary Prior Philip build a cathedral over 50 years. An Oprah Book Club selection in 2007, it was made into an eight-part miniseries in 2010.  Published in 1989, Pillars of the Earth was a major departure from Follett’s usual spy and thriller genre, but was enormously successful and continues to be so. In 2007 he published a long-awaited sequel World Without End , and later A Column of Fire in 2017 as the third book in the Kingsbridge Series. Read more: Identifying first editions of The Pillars Of The Earth




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On Dec 21 2011, patriciajones said:
  "An engrossing and excellently written book - I would recommend this to anyone. I was sorry when it came to an end - I felt I had lost my family."

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