Pillars of the Earth weighed in with almost 1,000 pages of juicy historical fiction about the construction of a 12th-century cathedral in Ki"/>

World Without End

Ken Follett, Author . Dutton $35 (1024p) ISBN 978-0-525-95007-3

Eighteen years after Pillars of the Earth weighed in with almost 1,000 pages of juicy historical fiction about the construction of a 12th-century cathedral in Kingsbridge, England, bestseller Follett returns to 14th-century Kingsbridge with an equally weighty tome that deftly braids the fate of several of the offspring of Pillars ' families with such momentous events of the era as the Black Death and the wars with France. Four children, who will become a peasant's wife, a knight, a builder and a nun, share a traumatic experience that will affect each of them differently as their lives play out from 1327 to 1361. Follett studs the narrative with gems of unexpected information such as the English nobility's multilingual training and the builder's technique for carrying heavy, awkward objects. While the novel lacks the thematic unity of Pillars , readers will be captivated by the four well-drawn central characters as they prove heroic, depraved, resourceful or mean. Fans of Follett's previous medieval epic will be well rewarded. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 08/06/2007
Release date: 10/01/2007
Show other formats
FORMATS
Open Ebook - 978-1-101-29537-3
Open Ebook - 978-1-101-40469-0
Hardcover - 1200 pages - 978-1-4472-2002-2
Hardcover - 1237 pages - 978-1-4472-6546-7
Open Ebook - 978-1-101-21198-4
Compact Disc - 978-0-14-314235-5
Compact Disc
Open Ebook - 1024 pages - 978-1-4295-4362-0
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 1024 pages - 978-1-4295-4363-7
Paperback - 1014 pages
Book - 1 pages - 978-1-4159-3945-1
Hardcover - 1111 pages - 978-0-333-90842-6
Prebound-Glued - 1046 pages - 978-0-606-34009-0
Mass Market Paperbound - 1046 pages
Paperback - 1000 pages - 978-0-230-73606-1
Paperback - 1237 pages - 978-0-330-49070-2
Mass Market Paperbound - 1043 pages - 978-0-451-41844-9
Paperback - 1261 pages - 978-1-4472-1870-8
Hardcover - 6 pages - 978-1-4050-9056-8
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.