Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense

A Popular Writer Transcends Genres

Author: Carlos Ramet

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661816X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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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 influences 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 Unpublished materials are also considered, including his notes, business and personal correspondence, unpublished drafts, journal entries and outlines. Follett’s dramatic shift to writing historical fiction may be his most enduring legacy.
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Ken Follett EPIC HISTORICAL COLLECTION

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101539259

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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This digital edition of the Epic Historical Collection includes #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.
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The Pillars of the Earth

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101442190

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. 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 masterpiece.
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Fall of Giants

Book One of the Century Trilogy

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543558

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins 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. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
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Eye of the Needle

A Novel

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101990244

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . . But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . .
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Third Twin

A Novel of Suspense

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. From the Paperback edition.
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The Brightest Day, The Darkest Night

Author: Brendan Graham

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007387687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Rich and epic Historical Fiction set against the backdrop of the Great Famine and the Irish Diaspora. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham and Ken Follett.
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A Shadow on the Stair

Author: Gloria Murphy

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 9780451177162

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

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Single mother Hollie Ganz moves into a seemingly perfect neighborhood, but she soon becomes the object of threatening phone calls and mysterious threats. By the author of A Whisper in the Attic. Original.
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