Fall of Giants

The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a captivating novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230757073

Category: Fiction

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The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a captivating novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. A world in chaos. 1911, a thirteen-year-old boy, Billy Williams, begins working down the mines as George V is crowned king. The escalating arms race between the empire nations will put not only the king but this young boy in grave danger. A terrible war. Billy’s family is inextricably linked with the Fitzherberts, the aristocratic owners of the coal mine where he works. And when Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London, their destiny also becomes entangled with that of Gus Dewar, an ambitious young aide to Woodrow Wilson, and two orphaned Russian brothers, the Peshkovs, whose plan to emigrate to America falls foul of conscription, revolution and imminent war. A revolution that will change everything. When Russia convulses in bloody revolution and the Great War unfolds, the five families’ futures are entwined forever, love bringing them closer even as conflict takes them further apart. What seeds will be sown for further tragedy in the twentieth century and what role will each play in what is to come?


The Century Trilogy Boxed Set

Details the experiences of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the twentieth century.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 9780525954880

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Details the experiences of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the twentieth century.

Fall of Giants

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic.

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Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits ... Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House ... two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution ... Billy's sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her ...

Fall of Giants

From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families – and into a ...

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Landmark Limited

ISBN: 9780451233943

Category: Coal mines and mining

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Ken Follett’s World Without End was a global phenomenon, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Now his magnificent new historical epic begins with Fall of Giants, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits … An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House … A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy … and two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families – and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again … ‘Follett is a master.’ —The Washington Post Ken Folletts World Without End was a global phenomenon, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Now his magnificent new historical epic begins with Fall of Giants, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for womens suffrage.

Winter of the World

"This book is truly epic.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101591439

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington Post Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak . . . . American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific . . . . English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism . . . . Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Fall of the giants

Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

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Ken Follett World War II Thriller Collection

This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a ...

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101539291

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller” (Publishers Weekly) about a gang of female saboteurs behind German lines; and a “blitzkrieg-paced read” (People) about one man’s desperate mission to bring crucial intelligence to England.

Bad Faith

"I now describe myself as a lapsed atheist. I still don’t believe in God, and I never take Communion. But I like going to church. My favourite service is choral evensong", Follett writes. "Why do I go?

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Edizioni Dehoniane Bologna

ISBN: 8810963598

Category: Religion

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"I now describe myself as a lapsed atheist. I still don’t believe in God, and I never take Communion. But I like going to church. My favourite service is choral evensong", Follett writes. "Why do I go? The architecture, the music, the words of the King James Bible, and the sense of sharing something with my neighbours all work together. What they create, for me, is a feeling of spiritual peace! Going to church soothes my soul."

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense

This book is an investigation of Follett's development as an author, and of the craft of writing and the negotiation of serious versus popular literary value, from his earliest short stories and screenplays through his mature thrillers and ...

Author: Carlos Ramet

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786495987

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ken Follett wrote his first international bestseller, Eye of the Needle, when he was 25 years old. He has since been one of the most consistent international best-selling authors, with approximately 130 million copies of his books sold worldwide. His manifold influence on the thriller genre includes the pioneering use of strong female characters in espionage stories and the development of the historical thriller as a new form of novel, exemplified by Winter of the World (2012). This book is an investigation of Follett's development as an author, and of the craft of writing and the negotiation of serious versus popular literary value, from his earliest short stories and screenplays through his mature thrillers and entertainment fiction. Unpublished materials are also considered, including his business and personal correspondence, notes, unpublished early drafts, journal entries and outlines. Follett's dramatic shift to writing historical fiction may be his most enduring legacy.


Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity is the epic, final novel in Ken Follett's captivating and hugely ambitious Century trilogy.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230770096

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Edge of Eternity is the epic, final novel in Ken Follett's captivating and hugely ambitious Century trilogy. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, this is an irresistible and spellbinding epic about the fight for personal freedom set during the Cold War. A FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE 1961, and in the United States George Jakes, a bright young lawyer in the Kennedy administration and fierce supporter of the civil rights movement, boards a Greyhound bus in Washington with Verena, an employee of Martin Luther King whom he is in love with, to protest against segregation. A RISING TIDE OF DANGER In East Germany, teacher Rebecca Hoffmann finds her entire life has been a lie as she is targeted by the secret police, even as her younger brother, Walli, dreams of escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain. In Russia, activist Tania Dvorkin narrowly evades capture for producing an illegal news-sheet, her actions all the more perilous because her brother, Dimka, is an emerging star of the Communist Party. A COLD WAR THAT COULD ELIMINATE THE WORLD FOREVER In a sweeping tale that began in 1911, the descendants of five families will now find their true destiny as they fight for their individual freedom in a world facing the mightiest clash of superpowers it has ever seen.

The Pillars of the Earth

. . The Pillars of the Earth is the first in The Kingsbridge Novels series, followed by World Without End and A Column of Fire.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330465716

Category: Fiction

Page: 1100

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A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth is Ken Follett's classic historical masterpiece. A MASON WITH A DREAM 1135 and civil war, famine and religious strife abound. With his family on the verge of starvation, mason Tom Builder dreams of the day that he can use his talents to create and build a cathedral like no other. A MONK WITH A BURNING MISSION Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, is resourceful, but with money scarce he knows that for his town to survive it must find a way to thrive, and so he makes the decision to build within it the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known. A WORLD OF HIGH IDEALS AND SAVAGE CRUELTY As Tom and Philip meet so begins an epic tale of ambition, anarchy and absolute power. In a world beset by strife and enemies that would thwart their plans, they will stop at nothing to achieve their ambitions in a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother . . . The Pillars of the Earth is the first in The Kingsbridge Novels series, followed by World Without End and A Column of Fire.

The Evening and the Morning

The thrilling novel from the No.1 Internationally bestselling author Ken Follett.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9781447278788

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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The thrilling novel from the No.1 Internationally bestselling author Ken Follett. An epic, addictive historical masterpiece that begins in 997 CE and is set against the background of the medieval church and one man's ambition to make his abbey a centre of learning.

A Dangerous Fortune

Epic in its scale, A Dangerous Fortune tells of the dramatic highs and lows of the wealthy Pilaster family from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466674

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Epic in its scale, A Dangerous Fortune tells of the dramatic highs and lows of the wealthy Pilaster family from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett. A Tragic Accident 1866: at an exclusive school in Victorian England, a schoolboy drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath will have repercussions for decades to come . . . A Fierce Rivalry There on that fateful day were Hugh Pilaster and his older cousin Edward, heirs of a powerful banking dynasty with connections that reach from London to far-afield colonies. A Lethal Secret The cousins find themselves locked in a vicious competition for the top job at the bank. But the respectable veneer of the family, and even Victorian England itself, looks to shatter as the deadly event from their schooldays threatens everything the Pilasters have built.

World Without End

"The Pillars of the Earth" is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of "The Pillars of the Earth," Ken Follett has written the most-anticipated sequel of the yeara"World Without End.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447265467

Category: Historical fiction

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The bestselling sequel to Pillars of the EarthOn the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman. One girl will defy the might of the medieval church; the other will pursue an impossible love. And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day. Ken Follett's masterful epic The Pillars of the Earth enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war, passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral. Now World Without End takes readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later, as the men, women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change.

Third Twin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Using a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0307775100

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Using a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the center of a scandal that could ruin her career. To extricate herself, Jeannie plunges into a maze of hidden evidence. With growing horror, she uncovers a cynical, far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments and some of the most powerful men in America—men who will kill to keep their secrets concealed.

The Modigliani Scandal

The Modigliani Scandal is a high-speed, high-stakes thriller from Ken Follett, the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330465600

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The Modigliani Scandal is a high-speed, high-stakes thriller from Ken Follett, the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth. A Priceless Artwork When art historian Dee Sleign hears of a lost painting by Amedeo Modigliani, one of the greatest artists to have ever lived, she becomes determined to reclaim it so it can be viewed by the world. A Desperate Race However there are others who also want to claim it for their own corrupt motives; Dee’s Uncle Charles Lampeth, for whom art is a commodity to be traded; Julian Black, the broke owner of an art gallery; and Peter Usher, a struggling artist who spies an opportunity to get revenge against those in the art world who have unfairly wronged him. A Deadly Victory So begins an epic chase around Europe, from the streets of London to the Italian countryside, in an effort to claim one of the great lost artworks of the twentieth century. A dangerous hunt that could have deadly consequences for all involved.

The Key to Rebecca

The Key to Rebecca is a gripping thriller set during the Second World War, from the number one bestseller and author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466720

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Key to Rebecca is a gripping thriller set during the Second World War, from the number one bestseller and author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett. A Ruthless Spy 1942. Alex Wolff’s goal is Cairo. Following a relentless trek across the scorching Sahara, he arrives in the city with a copy of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a lethal blade and a trail of bodies in his wake. Known to his handlers as the ‘Sphinx’, Wolff is a Nazi spy with a brutal desire to succeed. A Failing Campaign The British campaign in North Africa hangs in the balance. Led by Rommel, the Germans are closing in and the Sphinx’s reports on British troop movements and strategic plans are giving them the edge. Intelligence officer Major William Vandam is tasked with hunting down the Sphinx before the British are defeated. A Deadly Chase Vandam enlists the help of courtesan Elene Fontana, who agrees to try and ensnare the spy in exchange for a better life in Palestine. Can they catch the master spy before he uncovers Cairo’s secrets and the campaign fails?

The Century trilogy by Ken Follett Book Analysis

This engaging summary presents an analysis of the Century trilogy by Ken Follett, which tells the tale of several families in different parts of the world whose lives become inextricably entwined during the dramatic political and social ...

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Unlock the more straightforward side of the Century trilogy with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of the Century trilogy by Ken Follett, which tells the tale of several families in different parts of the world whose lives become inextricably entwined during the dramatic political and social events of the 20th century, from the First World War to the American civil rights movement and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The writer spent seven years researching and writing this trilogy, which was well-received among critics for its compelling narrative, with all three books reaching number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. Ken Follett is an internationally acclaimed author who has sold over 150 million copies of his books and had several novels adapted for big and small screen. Find out everything you need to know about the Century trilogy in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: A complete plot summary Character studiesKey themes and symbolsQuestions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!