The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 992
Release :
ISBN 10 : 1101209054
ISBN 13 : 9781101209059
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Author : Frederic P. Miller
Publisher : Alphascript Publishing
Total Pages : 68
Release : 2011-01-05
ISBN 10 : 6134160636
ISBN 13 : 9786134160636
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Pillars of the Earth is a historical novel by Ken Follett published in 1989 about the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, England. It is set in the middle of the 12th century, primarily during the Anarchy, between the time of the sinking of the White Ship and the murder of Thomas Becket. The book traces the development of Gothic architecture out of the preceding Romanesque architecture and the fortunes of the Kingsbridge priory against the backdrop of actual historical events of the time. Before this novel was published, Follett was known for writing in the thriller genre. The Pillars of the Earth became his best-selling work. The book was listed at no. 33 on the BBC's Big Read, a 2003 survey with the goal of finding the nation's best-loved book. The book was also selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2007. A sequel, entitled World Without End, was released in October 2007.

The Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 1024
Release : 2020-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9781447278818
ISBN 13 : 144727881X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evening and the Morning Book Description:

From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins. A TIME OF CONFLICT It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages, and England faces attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Life is hard, and those with power wield it harshly, bending justice according to their will – often in conflict with the king. With his grip on the country fragile and with no clear rule of law, chaos and bloodshed reign. THREE LIVES INTERTWINED Into this uncertain world three people come to the fore: a young boatbuilder, who dreams of a better future when a devastating Viking raid shatters the life that he and the woman he loves hoped for; a Norman noblewoman, who follows her beloved husband across the sea to a new land only to find her life there shockingly different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey, who dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a centre of learning admired throughout Europe. THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE Now, with England at the dawn of the Middle Ages, these three people will each come into dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop, who will do anything to increase his wealth and power, in an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, death and birth, and love and hate. Thirty years ago we were introduced to Kingsbridge in The Pillars of the Earth, and now in this masterful prequel international bestseller Ken Follett will take us on a journey into a rich past, which will end where his masterpiece begins.

Thrillers

Thrillers
Author : Michael Crichton
Publisher : New Amer Library
Total Pages :
Release : 1995-09-15
ISBN 10 : 0451931475
ISBN 13 : 9780451931474
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thrillers Book Description:

Titles include "A Case of Need, The Door to December" and "The Pillars of theEarth".

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Book Analysis

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett  Book Analysis
Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages : 24
Release : 2015-12-07
ISBN 10 : 9782806270276
ISBN 13 : 2806270278
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Book Analysis Book Description:

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Pillars of the Earth with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, which tells the story of the building of a cathedral and the many trials and tribulations of the inhabitants over the course of its construction. The novel received huge success after publication and is the author’s most popular book, although many of his works have been bestsellers. Follett has received many awards for his writing as well as three honorary doctorates, proving the influence of his historical and thrilling novels. Find out everything you need to know about The Pillars of the Earth in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Summary Study Guide the Pillars of the Earth

Summary Study Guide the Pillars of the Earth
Author : Hyper Summary
Publisher :
Total Pages : 49
Release : 2020-12-14
ISBN 10 : 9798581333273
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary Study Guide the Pillars of the Earth Book Description:

Pillars of the Earth Summary and Study GuideWelsh writer Ken Follett begins his novel The Pillars of the Earth with the sinking of the White Ship in 1120 and ends it with the murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170.The White Ship sinking in the English Channel resulted in the death of Henry I's only male heir. Subsequently, England descended into a period historians call the Anarchy, in which Henry's female heir Matilda (called Maud in Follett's book and in this summary) and his nephew Stephen went to war over succession from 1135 to 1153. Maud's son Henry II ascended to the throne in 1154. Henry II's feud with Thomas Beckett over ecclesiastical versus monarchic control of the English church eventually led him to attack and kill Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, a shock that carried across Christendom, leading to Beckett's martyrdom.Though these real-life figures appear in Follett's bestselling work of historical fiction, the book mainly deals with the lives of ordinary people. It centers around the fictional town of Kingsbridge, and of Prior Philip's attempts to build a church worthy of his temperaments and beliefs. The book was first published in 1990, and this summary refers to the Penguin mass market paperback edition.

World Without End

World Without End
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 1046
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9780451228376
ISBN 13 : 0451228375
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Description:

Two centuries after the building of the elaborate Gothic cathedral in Kingsbridge, its prior finds himself at the center of a web of ambition and revenge that places the city at a crossroad of commerce, medicine, and architecture.

The Bear Raid

The Bear Raid
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2014-12
ISBN 10 : 1627152199
ISBN 13 : 9781627152198
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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