The Pillars of the Earth

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

The Pillars of the Earth Book Excerpt:

#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.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Book Analysis

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

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

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2020-12-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: MacMillan
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9781447278788
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evening and the Morning Book Excerpt:

The thrilling novel from the No.1 Internationally bestselling author Ken Follett. An epic, addictive historical masterpiece that begins in 997 CE and is set against the background of the medieval church and one man's ambition to make his abbey a centre of learning.

Through the Pillars of Herakles

Through the Pillars of Herakles
Author: Duane W. Roller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1134192320
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through the Pillars of Herakles Book Excerpt:

In this first study of the Greek and Roman exploration for over half a century, Duane W. Roller presents an important examination of the impact of the Greeks and Romans on the world through the Pillars of Herakles and beyond the Mediterranean Roller chronicles a detailed account of the series of explorers who were to discover the entire Atlantic coast; north to Iceland, Scandinavia and the Baltic, and south into the Africa tropics. His account examines these early pioneers and their discoveries, and contributes a brand new chapter to the history of exploration. Based not only on the literary evidence, but also personal knowledge of the areas from the Arctic to west Africa, the book looks at the people, from the earliest Greeks, through the Carthaginians to the Romans, and examines their exploration of this vast and largely unfamiliar territory. Discussing for the first time the relevance of Iceland and the Arctic to Greco-Roman culture, this groundbreaking work is an enthralling and informative read that will be an invaluable study resource for Greek and Roman history courses

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2007-10-09
ISBN: 1101211989
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times Bestseller In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. World Without End is its equally irresistible sequel—set two hundred years after The Pillars of the Earth and three hundred years after the Kingsbridge prequel, The Evening and the Morning. World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroads of new ideas—about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race—the Black Death. Three years in the writing and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, World Without End is a "well-researched, beautifully detailed portrait of the late Middle Ages" (The Washington Post) that once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.

The Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation
Author: Martin Beech
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2016-12-28
ISBN: 3319487752
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of Creation Book Excerpt:

This book explores the mechanics of star formation, the process by which matter pulls together and creates new structures. Written for science enthusiasts, the author presents an accessible explanation of how stars are born from the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds. Stars produce the chemicals that lead to life, and it is they that have enabled the conditions for planets to form and life to emerge. Although the Big Bang provided the spark of initiation, the primordial universe that it sired was born hopelessly sterile. It is only through the continued recycling of the interstellar medium, star formation, and stellar evolution that the universe has been animated beyond a chaotic mess of elementary atomic particles, radiation, dark matter, dark energy, and expanding spacetime. Using the Milky Way and the Eagle Nebula in particular as case studies, Beech follows every step of this amazing process.

The Evening and the Morning

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

The Evening and the Morning Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that ends where The Pillars of the Earth begins. A Time of Conflict It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. The king’s grip on the country is fragile and chaos reigns. A young boat builder dreams of a better future after a devastating Viking raid shatters the life he hoped for. Lives Intertwined A Norman noblewoman follows her husband to a new land only to find her life there shockingly different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey has a vision of transforming his humble home 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, rivalry, 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.

An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences Comprising the Whole Range of Arts Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution

An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences  Comprising the Whole Range of Arts  Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution
Author: Albert Gallatin Mackey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1052
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences Comprising the Whole Range of Arts Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution Book Excerpt:

A Column of Fire

A Column of Fire
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 1447278763
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Column of Fire Book Excerpt:

Millions of readers have been enthralled by the saga that began in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. A WORLD IN TURMOIL 1558, and Europe is in revolt as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Elizabeth Tudor has ascended to the throne but she is not safe in this dangerous new world. There are many who would see her removed, not least Mary Queens of Scots, who lies in wait in Paris. A NEW ORDER Elizabeth determines to set up a new secret service: a group of resourceful spies and courageous agents entrusted to keep her safe and in power. As she searches for those who will make the difference, one man stands out. A MAN WHO WOULD DIE FOR HIS QUEEN For Ned Willard the opportunity to serve his queen is God-sent. He cannot stay in Kingsbridge and watch the love of his life marry another, and as fires burn and extremism begins to spark throughout Europe, Ned makes his choice. He will spend his life protecting his monarch from the tyrants who aim to destroy her or die trying . . .

The Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9781447278825
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pillars of the House Or Under Wode Under Rode

The Pillars of the House  Or  Under Wode  Under Rode
Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the House Or Under Wode Under Rode Book Excerpt:

The Pillars of the House

The Pillars of the House
Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pillars of the House

The Pillars of the House
Author: Yonge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pillars of Priestcraft Shaken

The Pillars of Priestcraft Shaken
Author: J. A. I. Champion
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN: 110763492X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of Priestcraft Shaken Book Excerpt:

First published in 1992, this book examines the intellectual confrontation between priest and Freethinker from 1660 to 1730, and the origins of the early phase of the Enlightenment in England. Through an analysis of the practice of historical writing in the period, Champion maintains that historical argument was a central component for displaying defences of true religion. Taking religion, and specifically defences of the Church of England after 1660, as central to the politics of the period, the first two chapters of the book explore the varieties of clericalist histories, arguing that there were rival emphases upon regnum or sacerdos as the font of true religion. The remainder of the book examines how radical Freethinkers like John Toland or the third Earl of Shaftesbury set about attacking the corrupt priestcraft of established religion, but also importantly promoted a reforming civil theology.

The Ages of the Earth Biblical Testimonies to the Earth s Antiquity and Progressive Development

The Ages of the Earth  Biblical Testimonies to the Earth s Antiquity and Progressive Development
Author: David PITCAIRN (D.D.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pillars of the Earth Book 1 Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth   Book 1   Pillars of the Earth
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth Book 1 Pillars of the Earth Book Excerpt:

Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known. Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes "The Pillars of the Earth" extraordinary is the time--the twelfth century; the place--feudal England; and the subject--the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters--into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life. The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of the drama. Around the site of the construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge, and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king. At once a sensuous and endearing love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age, "The Pillars of the Earth" is without a doubt Ken Follett's masterpiece.

The Pillars of the House Or Under Wode Under Rode

The Pillars of the House  Or  Under Wode  Under Rode
Author: Yonge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the House Or Under Wode Under Rode Book Excerpt:

The First Book of Samuel

The First Book of Samuel
Author: Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Book of Samuel Book Excerpt:

The Apocalypse Or Book of Revelations Explained According to the Spiritual Sense Wherein are Disclosed the Arcana Therein Foretold which Have Been Hitherto Hidden

The Apocalypse Or Book of Revelations  Explained According to the Spiritual Sense  Wherein are Disclosed the Arcana Therein Foretold which Have Been Hitherto Hidden
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalypse Or Book of Revelations Explained According to the Spiritual Sense Wherein are Disclosed the Arcana Therein Foretold which Have Been Hitherto Hidden Book Excerpt: