The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 1008
Release : 2010-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9781101442197
ISBN 13 : 1101442190
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth Book Description:

#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly 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.

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.

The First Book of Samuel

The First Book of Samuel
Author : Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick
Publisher :
Total Pages : 251
Release : 1880
ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101068996527
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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!

Arcana C lestia

Arcana C  lestia
Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1870
ISBN 10 : PSU:000024393423
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arcana Coelestia

Arcana Coelestia
Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1870
ISBN 10 : WISC:89094613635
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith

Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith
Author : Robert Patterson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 528
Release : 1875
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HWT5JB
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What Is Wrong With the Bible

What Is Wrong With the Bible
Author : Charles Giuliani
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 348
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN 10 : 9781387978762
ISBN 13 : 1387978764
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Wrong With the Bible Book Description:

The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. No other literary work in history has ever held so many people captive to its claims. It is viewed as "God's word," an infallible moral guidebook, and a timeless provider of hope and comfort. But is there really any truth to these views? Is the Bible really worthy of all this fanfare? This book will reveal the ugly truth that the Bible is not at all what its fans think it to be. In fact, it is the very antithesis thereof. And this book will prove all of this by using the bible itself as its own refuter.