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World Without End

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World Without End

By Ken Follett

Viking, Hardcover, 9780525950073, 1024pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2007


#1 New York Times Bestseller
In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world withThe 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. Critics were overwhelmed it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you (Chicago Tribune) and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel.
World Without Endtakes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart ofThe 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 crossroad 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 Endbreathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.

About the Author
Ken Follettis one of the world s best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett s first bestseller wasEye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989The Pillars of the Earthwas published and has since become Follett s most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah s Book Club pick. Its sequel, World Without End, proved equally popular and the Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors."

Praise For World Without End

“A ROUSING EPIC of 14th-century England…terrifically compelling.” —Diana Gabaldon, The Washington Post   “JUICY HISTORICAL FICTION.”—USA Today   “AN IMMENSE CAST OF TRULY REMARKABLE CHARACTERS…this is not a book to be devoured in one sitting, tempting though that might be, but one to savor for its drama, depth, and richness.”—Library Journal