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The Pillars Of the Earth

By Follett, Ken




The Pillars of the Earth is an historical novel by Welsh author Ken Follett that centers on the building of a Gothic cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, England in the mid-twelfth century. Set against the backdrop of The Anarchy after the sinking of a ship containing King Henry I’s only legitimate heir, the story interweaves themes of intrigue, conspiracy, politics and religion as master builder Tom Builder and the visionary Prior Philip build a cathedral over 50 years. An Oprah Book Club selection in 2007, it was made into an eight-part miniseries in 2010. 

Published in 1989, Pillars of the Earth was a major departure from Follett’s usual spy and thriller genre, but was enormously successful and continues to be so. In 2007 he published a long-awaited sequel World Without End, and later A Column of Fire in 2017 as the third book in the Kingsbridge Series.

First edition identification and notes

The true first edition of Pillars of the Earth is the UK edition, published by Macmillan in black cloth with gilt spine lettering, in a pictorial jacket featuring lightening striking a distant cathedral. As is customary for Macmillan UK, the first edition reads “First published 1989” on the copyright page. The first US edition was published subsequently in tan boards and a jacket featuring a gargoyle. It has a number line on the copyright page that starts with one and is noted “First Edition”. First UK editions might currently fetch $300-500, depending on whether it’s signed (Follett’s signature is not uncommon) and US editions $150-250.


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

1989 printing. Not the 2007 as most are listed. I found this gem at a local bookstore. No Idea how it survived. Purchased maybe 15 years ago. This book is in amazing new condition. Exactly as purchased new. Please see pics. You know what books look like up close. I won't pretend this is fresh off the press, but this is actually new. It might have 15 years on the booksellers bookshelf, but It is a clean tight copy. edges and corners are awesome. Unread, but it's obviously been opened by other potential buyers over the years. I will provide any pics requested at any angle. This is one from my prized collection. I'm a simple man. Ask me any questions, I'll tell you no lies. I'll show you proof. That said, this copy is amazeballs. New York, not Scranton. 1989. 22.95 on inclippedcover unmarked. This was purchased off the shelf and is not a remainder. Purchased at B&N at Desert Ridge shortly after opening.

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Price: $4,250.00


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature. Your books ship to you with protective mylar jacket, bubble wrapped in cardboard box.

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Price: $1,495.00


The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

London: Macmillan, 1989. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET. 806 pages. 1ST PRINTING. True first edition, precedes U.S. first edition. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. HANDSOME, COLLECTIBLE COPY!

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Price: $549.00


The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2014-01-30. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $534.99


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2007-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $427.75


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The Pillars of the Earth: World Without End & A Column of Fire - Three Volumes set of The Kingsbridge Series

Follett, Ken

London: Macmillan, 1989-2017. A set of the Kinsgbridge Trilogy, published by Macmillan between 1989 to 2017. All books are unclipped and are near fine or better in unclipped wrappers. The books are all FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTINGS. They also weigh a ton, so we will have to ask for a (small) contribution in addition if these books go outside the UK.

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Price: £ 300.00
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The Pillars of the Earth - uncorrected proof copy SIGNED and INSCRIBED

Follett, Ken

Macmillan, 1989. Soft cover. Very Good. A first edition of the uncorrected proof copy, published by Macmillan in 1989. A very good+ copy SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author to 'Margaret/ with all good wishes/Ken Follett'. Some spotting to the top edge. The only copy of the proof for sale - rare signed.

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Price: £ 275.00
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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

William Morrow. Hardcover. 0688046592 First edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the TITLE page. Not inscribed, price clipped or otherwise marked. Securely wrapped, dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Full # line starting with a 1. Very nice collectible book. May require extra postage for international shipping. . Fine.

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Price: $295.00


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

1989-05-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $287.50


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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co, 1989. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author(s). First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight clean un-read copy. This copy has some light cover edge wear, just a hint of page edge soil else fine. uncorrected bound gallies A 900+ page monster with none of the wear and lean usually associated with a volume this physical size. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

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Price: $268.50


The Pillars of the Earth (The Kingsbridge Novels)

Follett, Ken

Pan. PAPERBACK. 1447265440 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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Price: $261.82


The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

Macmillan. Used - Like New. Ships from Reno, NV. Book in almost Brand New condition. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Price: $260.85


The Pillars of the Earth

FOLLETT, KEN

New York: William Morrow, 1989. Gilt lettered half brown cloth over brown boards in pictorial dust jacket. This copy inscribed by the author to Canadian writer Greg Gatenby. Inscribed on the front endpaper, with Greg's ownership signature to top right corner. Near fine copy of his first and best historical novel after many a thriller.. Signed By the Author. 1st US Edition. Cloth & Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

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Price: $250.00


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2007-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $233.88


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

William Morrow, 1989 First edition, first printing; slightest wear to book and dust jacket with $22.95 price intact; NF/NF; signed by Ken Follett on a book plate that is attached to the front free end paper; pictures available upon request. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $225.00


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

1999-02-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $217.37


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Pillars Of The Earth

Ken Follett

2007-03-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $213.25


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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

U.S.A.: William Morrow, 2007. First Printing. Small ding on top of back cover. Pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.*** . Hard Cover. Collectible; Fine/Fine. 9.5 x 6.5.

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Price: $200.00


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The Pillars of the Earth (SIGNED)

Follett, Ken

Signet. As New. 2010. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Soft Cover. 9780451232816 . SIGNED on title page by Ken Follett. This is the First Printing of the TV Tie-in edition with a 16-page color insert. ; Tight, clean and crisp. Slight rubbing to bottom of spine, otherwise the book appears unread and looks New. Scarce. ; 12mo; 1008 pages; Signed by Author .

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The Pillars of the Earth (The Kingsbridge Novels)

Ken Follett

1990-08-10. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $192.63


The Pillars of the Earth (The Kingsbridge Novels)

Follett, Ken

Pan. PAPERBACK. 1447265440 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fine.

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Price: $186.74


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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1989. Very good/very good, hardcover, First Edition, first printing dust jacket has slight shelfwear . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Price: $175.00


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THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH

Ken Follett

New York: William Morrow. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688046592 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Price sticker to front flap next to flap price. ; 9.80 X 6.50 X 2.70 inches; 973 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $174.99


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The Pillars Of The Earth

Follett, Ken

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1989. The time - The Twelfth Century, the place - Feudal England, and the subject - the building of a Gothic Cathedral. The author has recreated the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons is the center of the drama. Around the site of this 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. A bright desireable copy in a price-intact dust jacket. Ken Follett's newest work "World Without End" is a sequel to The Pillars of The Earth.. ISBN: 0-688-04659-2. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Great Britain Historical Fiction + Gothic Cathedrals Fiction + England Fiction + Middle Ages + 12th Century England + England + Feudal England. Catalogs: Modern Firsts.

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Price: $165.00


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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

Pan Books, 1990-08-10. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Pillars Of The Earth

Follett, Ken

Signed by Author(s) 0 First Edition/First Printing Published by Macmillan, London 1989. Comes with a greetings card and Signed card from Ken Follett. VG+ clean and tight condition. Dustjacket not price clipped (13.95). Gift inscription to Title page (Not by Follett) We have a large collection of Ken Follett Signed First Editions. Please ask for more details as not all books are listed online.

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Price: £ 99.75
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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

Macmillan, 1989-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2010-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $128.69


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The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge)

Ken Follett

2016-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

New York, New York, U.S.A.: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1989 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. VG/G+, used hc, 973 pp. Brown colored paper and cloth over boards with gilt text on upper and spine. Color illustrated dust jacket with gold and red colored text on upper and spine; small chip at heal of spine; residue of former price sticker on lower; encased in mylar protective wrapper. Interior pages clean, unmarked. Binding is tight..

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Price: $125.00


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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1989. Very good hardcover, very good dust jacket, First Edition, first printing . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2007-09-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $121.33


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The Pillars Of The Earth (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Ken Follett

1990-09-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $118.38


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The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge)

Ken Follett

2017-05-16. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $112.49


The Pillars of the Earth (The Kingsbridge Novels)

Ken Follett

2018-06-28. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $112.49


The Pillars of the Earth (The Kingsbridge Novels)

Ken Follett

2018-06-28. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $112.49


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2007-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

Macmillan, London, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Dustjacket has creasing, 3cm tear at base of spine (now taped), 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 materpiece. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0333519833. ISBN/EAN: 9780333519837. Inventory No: 10030112.. 9780333519837

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Price: AUD $139.00
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The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge)

Ken Follett

2007-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $108.07


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The Pillars of the Earth (Deluxe Edition) (Oprah's Book Club)

Ken Follett

2007-08-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Pillars Of The Earth

Follett, Ken

Signed by Author(s) 0 First Edition/First Printing Published by Macmillan, London 1989. Comes with a greetings card and Signed card from Ken Follett. VG+ clean and tight condition. Dustjacket not price clipped (13.95). Gift inscription to Title page (Not by Follett) We have a large collection of Ken Follett Signed First Editions. Please ask for more details as not all books are listed online.

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Price: £ 80.75
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The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge)

Ken Follett

1990-06-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $103.66


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

2002-06-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Pillars Of The Earth

Ken Follett

1989-08-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $102.18


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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

book cover little worn. pages good pp983

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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

Penguin Audio. AUDIBLE AUDIO EDITION. B000X1MX7E Missing or Damaged Artwork. Discs are in good playing condition. Super-fast Shipping. Satisfaction Guaranteed.// . Fair.

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The Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

Macmillan, 1989. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The sixth novel by the author of THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE and THE MAN FROM ST PETERSBURG, the massive story of the intertwined lives of the people involved in building the magnificent Kingsbridge cathedral. Near Fine/Near Fine -- incidental crimping at the head and foot of the spine. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

E-104: William Morrow. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2007. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1989. 973 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has light shelf-wear present to the DJ extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards lightly rubbed and worn. Tom Builder's dream is to build a cathedral, but in the meantime, he must scrounge about to find a lord that will hire him. His search pulls him and his family into the politics of 12th-century England, as different lords vie to gain control of the throne in the wake of the recently deceased king. Prior Phillip, a man raised in the monastery since childhood, also finds himself drafted into the brewing storm as he must protect the interests of a declining church. Richard E. Grant seduces readers early on with a soft and deliberate voice that is like a loud whisper. However, his full range quickly reveals itself as he delves into characters with animated voices that exert their true essence. Even throughout the narrative, Grant musters a lively voice that imbues energy into the story. E-104; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH

Follett, Ken

New York: William Morrow. 2007. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688046592 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Stated First Edition. ; 2.2 x 9.2 x 6.1 Inches; 973 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $99.95


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Pillars of the Earth: 10th Anniversary Edition

Ken Follett

1999-10-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.23