The Pillars of the EarthBook - 2007
Baker & Taylor
Set in twelfth-century England, this epic of kings and peasants juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages.
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Many murders are vividly and graphically described.
Sexual Content: Detailed and graphic sexual content...a rape of a teenage girl is described in vivid and horrifying detail.
Violence: Many murders and acts of violence and rape are vividly and graphically described.
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In a time of civil war, famine and religious strife, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against this backdrop, lives entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age.