#1 in series

The Pillars of the Earth

Book 1 in the series

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Pan

Publication date: 04.09.2008
ISBN: 9780330465717
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

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 classic historical masterpiece.

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.

The Pillars of the Earth is followed by World Without End and A Column of Fire.