The Pillars of the Earth
View our Ken Follett feature page. Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious... show more
View our Ken Follett feature page. Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 9th 1990
Pages no: 983
Edition language: English
Series: The Pillars of the Earth (#1)
This book served as my introduction to the Plantagenet dynasty when I first read it, and I fell in love. I had no idea at the time of how accurate the details were. I just knew that the story captivated me more than any other had up to that point. The people. The cathedral. The hopelessness of attem...
Ken Follett’s gripping, and extremely detailed historical epic, The Pillars of the Earth, takes place in England during the twelfth century. The backdrop is the continuous battle for the English throne between King Stephen and the Empress Maud. Tom Builder, a poor mason, insists on following his dre...
Entertaining "epic" revolving around the building of a cathedral. Interesting characters, but the unwieldy scope of the story dilutes its power.
I could hardly put this book down. It was a fantastic novel that kept me going from start to finish. I like how, unlike a number of historical fiction authors, Follett does not romanticize the period. People are depicted as filthy, smelly, and the towns are not described much better. The fact that...
Words cannot describe how brilliant this book is! At over a thousand pages, Follett's epic masterpiece is the longest book I've ever read but it was worth it. Every minute spent turning pages was joyful yet sorrowful as I knew the world of greed, treachery, love, loyalty and architecture I'd been dr...