The Pillars of the Earth
By Ken Follett
(Penguin Audio, Compact Disc, Abridged, 9780143142379, 1008pp.)
Publication Date: October 9, 2007
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Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz.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.
Unabridged edition read by John Lee
- Ken Follett has said: "When I started to look at cathedrals, I wondered: Who built them, and why? The book is my answer to that question." Why do you think the great medieval cathedrals were built?
Some things to think about:
How does the building of the cathedral satisfy the ambitions of the main characters – Tom Builder, Prior Philip, Aliena and Jack? How does it affect the lives of other important characters in the story?
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