The Pillars Of the Earth

by Follett, Ken

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.

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The true first edition of Pillars of the Earth is the UK edition, published by Macmillan in black cloth with gilt spine lettering, in a pictorial jacket featuring lightening striking a distant cathedral. As is customary for Macmillan UK, the first edition reads “First published 1989” on the copyright page. The first US edition was published subsequently in tan boards and a jacket featuring a gargoyle. It has a number line on the copyright page that starts with one and is noted “First Edition”. First UK editions might currently fetch $300-500, depending on whether it’s signed (Follett’s signature is not uncommon) and US editions $150-250.

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