The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follet

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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, KLady 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 Follet's historical masterpiece.

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The 733rd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 22nd on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (
  2. - The Great American Read (PBS)

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