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“The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge)” takes the reader on a ground-level tour of the early middle ages not only the history of the era but the lives of the ordinary people, their suffering and difficult lives. Aliena, the heroine, suffers the loss of her family and a horrible trauma as a young woman. Her resolves allows her to rise from this shattered life, not once, but several times, each time struck down once more,. seemingly thwarted at every turn. She is an incredibly courageous woman whose perseverance sees her through to the end, and to see the beginning of the end of the savagery from petty rulers and clerics that marked the era.
Jack, her lover and eventual husband, finds his mark as a builder, and the reader sees the evolution of the first magnificent cathedrals of the era, the change of style that enabled these magnificent buildings to soar toward unprecedented heights. We also see how these buildings were constructed by a largely illiterate workforce, using only the most rudimentary tools. Philip, the prior, faces the contradictions of a Church that attempts to reconcile a life of faith and humility with the temptations of worldly power and wealth. After the murder of Thomas a Becket, he leads a continent-wide rebellion against the unchecked power of the royalty. The book pulls no punches on both the good and evil done by the clerical establishment. Our modern ideas of liberty and human rights were born in this grimy, brutal era, and I highly recommend this book to all.
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- Name: The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge)
- Author: Ken Follett
- ISBN: 0451166892
- Language: English
- Genre: Family Saga Fiction, Spies & Political Thrillers, Historical Thrillers
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 4 MB
- Page: 938
- Price: Free
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