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The perfect gift for the Ken Follett fan—a beautifully packaged,  limited edition boxed set  of his bestselling historical epic, The Century Trilogy, with a signed case Master storyteller and #1 internationally bestselling author Ken Follett is regularly praised by critics for the deeply researched and brilliantly rendered historical backgrounds that serve as the framework The perfect gift for the Ken Follett fan—a beautifully packaged,  limited edition boxed set  of his bestselling historical epic, The Century Trilogy, with a signed case Master storyteller and #1 internationally bestselling author Ken Follett is regularly praised by critics for the deeply researched and brilliantly rendered historical backgrounds that serve as the framework for his novels, as well as his ability to seamlessly blend memorable characters and scenes from his own imagination with real-life characters and events. This is on display nowhere better than The Century Trilogy, a sweeping epic following the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—throughout the twentieth century, now in a collection for the very first time. From the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage in Fall of Giants, to the heroism and honor of World War II in Winter of the World, to Edge of Eternity’s breathtaking conclusion amid the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, Follett’s characters illuminate the seminal events of the twentieth century that shattered and transformed the lives of individuals and reveal the ways in which seemingly disparate events were in fact intimately related. This limited edition boxed hardcover set includes a case autographed by Ken Follett and comes complete with a beautifully designed poster displaying all four maps of The Century Trilogy and a timeline of the major events of twentieth century. Each book has been reprinted especially for this boxed set with new beautifully designed family trees.  With a display as stunning as the text within, The Century Trilogy Boxed Set is a necessity for any Follett fan.  


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The perfect gift for the Ken Follett fan—a beautifully packaged,  limited edition boxed set  of his bestselling historical epic, The Century Trilogy, with a signed case Master storyteller and #1 internationally bestselling author Ken Follett is regularly praised by critics for the deeply researched and brilliantly rendered historical backgrounds that serve as the framework The perfect gift for the Ken Follett fan—a beautifully packaged,  limited edition boxed set  of his bestselling historical epic, The Century Trilogy, with a signed case Master storyteller and #1 internationally bestselling author Ken Follett is regularly praised by critics for the deeply researched and brilliantly rendered historical backgrounds that serve as the framework for his novels, as well as his ability to seamlessly blend memorable characters and scenes from his own imagination with real-life characters and events. This is on display nowhere better than The Century Trilogy, a sweeping epic following the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—throughout the twentieth century, now in a collection for the very first time. From the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage in Fall of Giants, to the heroism and honor of World War II in Winter of the World, to Edge of Eternity’s breathtaking conclusion amid the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, Follett’s characters illuminate the seminal events of the twentieth century that shattered and transformed the lives of individuals and reveal the ways in which seemingly disparate events were in fact intimately related. This limited edition boxed hardcover set includes a case autographed by Ken Follett and comes complete with a beautifully designed poster displaying all four maps of The Century Trilogy and a timeline of the major events of twentieth century. Each book has been reprinted especially for this boxed set with new beautifully designed family trees.  With a display as stunning as the text within, The Century Trilogy Boxed Set is a necessity for any Follett fan.  

30 review for The Century Trilogy Boxed Set: Limited Edition Boxed Set with Signed Case

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mohammed Arabey

    Dad always says 'Reading Geography, History and Politics makes you really Enlightened' Well, I'm glad to find this trilogy, Mixing Historical events, Political Geography with interesting good Drama and rich characters.. To the United Kingdom, the arrogance of the Lords and Earls, their coal mines and its workers...their Huge manors and its servants. To Germany, and the hasty decisions to go into a meaningless war that would destroy everything,from small love relations to huge nations relations. To R Dad always says 'Reading Geography, History and Politics makes you really Enlightened' Well, I'm glad to find this trilogy, Mixing Historical events, Political Geography with interesting good Drama and rich characters.. To the United Kingdom, the arrogance of the Lords and Earls, their coal mines and its workers...their Huge manors and its servants. To Germany, and the hasty decisions to go into a meaningless war that would destroy everything,from small love relations to huge nations relations. To Russia and the tyrannical tsar and the corrupted police, The people dreaming of immigrating to US,to escape from poverty.. for a better life.. And to America , the political conflicts with Mexico..Alliance for its own interests...even if that'd mean go into War... Yes...The War of Giants is on... The Fire of the Great War which start for meaningless reasons devours the men and the fortunes of the nations..As if the tyrants Giants needed more reason to throws men and money to the feed the fire of Wars..which as soon as it begins..everyone forget why did it started.. The Russian Revolution ,with all the "Down with the Tsar" and "Bread, Peace, and Land."..shouldn't they also ask for Freedom? And England, Germany ,Russia and France still in vicious war ...and thousands of men dying every day.. Even Woodrow Wilson ,The American president find a way in...sending million of young solider into the fire of the war.. And you'd read all these events..living the lives of different characters, different nationalities..Welsh , English , German ,Russian and American.. Different classes.. Lords ,Earls , princesses and ladies, Servants and Miners, Workers and union organizers,Diplomats , Corrupted Cops and Revolutionists , Businessmen and Journalists...And Liberal and All those mixing with Real historical characters such as Woodrow Wilson the American president, King George V, David Lloyd George ,Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Leon Trotsky. All those and more in the Book One of The Trilogy, The Century Trilogy.. *********************************** First I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of War movies, almost hating them, And I didn't know much before about the World War One except it was called The Great War back then. And of course, if you checked my books, I hate reading Big Novels unless it got some Magic Wands waving or a Dragon hiding somewhere..or about a supernatural events.. And I have to admit that I only got this box set as a deal price on amazon just cause it's looks pretty elegant, and I'm a collector as you may know.. But Ken Follett really success in making me LOVE reading this Drama, Political and Wars mixing enchantingly easy, and exciting all the same with the story as if I'm living it with the characters. By the first few pages - or the first quarter- you may feel the fate of the characters is very obvious and predictable ..But by the end of Book one you may find some of your predictions made it, But many didn't..because the stories really get complicated and exciting..and make you feel really that's nothing is predictable. By the Great War many ties and connections will fall , others will built.. You'll see how it all started, how stupid and arrogant the Giants of the Century; governments ,Kings and Tsars was, and how that was responsible for their giant fall by the great war they made.. The Drama was so good because of the lovable characters..and the Historical ones appeared in the story carefully, so it wasn't weak and faint appearance in the drama or exaggerated and over 'acted'. And it was really good what Ken Follett write by the end of the book about the real characters: My rule is: either the scene did happen, or it might have; either these words were used, or they might have been. And if I find some reason why the scene could not have taken place in real life, or the words would not really have been said--if, for example, the character was in another country at the time--I leave it out. ********************* Sex and The Giants ------------------ What really almost annoyed me was the over describing of sex scenes, but it didn't occur many times later which was okay, that's why I didn't lowering my rating. also because it wasn't in a vulgar as some other writers, he even write it like 'educational' way sometimes, eh English.. And also what was good that the consequences was a bit right. ********************* Revolution and Wars ------------------- I really enjoyed the revolutions parts, The miners one was so real also exciting , reminded me a bit with Hunger Games but as real. And the Big Chapter of the Russian Revolution in March 1918 which echo in my mind strongly with the Egyptian's One in January 2011 And It was unusual for me to like the War story and how it started from the beginning and checking the geographical location of the Giants and its borders. - The map printed at the back cover of the book is really helpful- That really enrich my knowledge about these countries and times I didn't know much about before.., also about the Political terms and groups I didn't know exactly what's its meanings like Radical Politics,Proletariat,Socialist ..etc. I didn't like though the parts of the "compacts" and the war technique ,I only read these parts waiting for new event or the turning points of events or character..it was okay anyway. Still the main lines of how the war started and went on was very easy to follow which meant it's really very good writing. and excellent storyteller. *************************** The Characters --------------- I don't think writing summary for every character would be fun for you to read before reading the novel.. One of the biggest joy I had reading this novel was meeting the characters for the first time and "living" with them day by day ,seeing their fate written , changing and turning from a point to another...from the 1911...to the Great War at 1914 till the End of it.. And The World Made New..The Final Part of Book One..1918 to 1924 God..What a life...what a history! Everything echoing through times.. World Made New.. Peace Made...and other War sparks is out there.. Giants Falls...Other Tyrants Born.. Classes Falls, others Rises.. And your favorite characters who you lived with for over 900 pages start new pages of their lives...different ones.. Making you really can't wait to read the Book Two to meet them again and know what will happen next.. What will happen for them in this Giant Century.. ************************** Final Note ---------- " keep a photocopy of the characters names pages by your side at least for the first half of the book.. Also I used to imagine characters as stars, that always helps me feel like I'm living the story better..and Here's my imaginary cast , at least the most important ones ,there's more characters but those are the 'Stars' of book One" Fall of Giants was the my first epic historical drama read..and I really Loved it ,20 reading times ,over than 50 hours..and it really worth it.. I hope you'd Enjoy your reading too.. Mohammed Arabey from 27 Dec. 2014 to 19 Jan. 2015

  2. 5 out of 5

    Olethros

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Anna Maria

    Ad always Ken Follett's books are amazing. I really loved reading this page-turner, well written and full of suspenseful moments that kept me reading for many hours. I was a bit disappointed about few characters that in the end are not mentioned like Tanja and Vasilij, I would have liked to know if he managed to tell the world that he wrote his bestsellers with a pseudonym. Anyway this is just a small detail, the book is a real bestseller, even if I loved the first book of this series most of al Ad always Ken Follett's books are amazing. I really loved reading this page-turner, well written and full of suspenseful moments that kept me reading for many hours. I was a bit disappointed about few characters that in the end are not mentioned like Tanja and Vasilij, I would have liked to know if he managed to tell the world that he wrote his bestsellers with a pseudonym. Anyway this is just a small detail, the book is a real bestseller, even if I loved the first book of this series most of all.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Cabrera Usta

    Me costó volver a la realidad, excelente!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Marife Martinelli

    Parece que hubieran presionado a Ken Follett en terminar el libro.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Susana González

    Un libro muy recomendable para quienes se aburren con los libros de historia pero quieren conocer casi todo sobre los principales acontecimientos del siglo XX. Uno de los periodos más apasionantes de la historia, convulso políticamente, con guerras mundiales y la caída de los últimos imperios; con cambios sociales impactantes; con desarrollos científicos y tecnológicos impensables; con florecimientos culturales herederos del siglo anterior como con identidad propia. El fin de un modo de vida y e Un libro muy recomendable para quienes se aburren con los libros de historia pero quieren conocer casi todo sobre los principales acontecimientos del siglo XX. Uno de los periodos más apasionantes de la historia, convulso políticamente, con guerras mundiales y la caída de los últimos imperios; con cambios sociales impactantes; con desarrollos científicos y tecnológicos impensables; con florecimientos culturales herederos del siglo anterior como con identidad propia. El fin de un modo de vida y el comienzo de otro. La trilogía está muy bien para comprender el porqué de los principales hechos históricos de la centuria (teniendo en cuenta que la mayoría de lo que se cuenta es novelado, no real) y se lee muy bien, como todos los libros de Follet, aunque, como de costumbre, tampoco podemos esperar una calidad literaria suprema. Los personajes de la saga están bastante bien acabados y son creíbles y las historias entrelazadas hacen mantener el interés hasta el final. El primer libro es el mejor, no sólo por la novedad, sino por la manera de relatar las vidas cruzadas. El segundo y el tercero son un poco más flojos, sobre todo el último en el que se dan saltos en el tiempo bastante pronunciados, sin mucho sentido, y se obvian acontecimientos importantes del último periodo del siglo. El primer libro casi merecerías las 4 estrellas, pero no así los siguientes. Por último, no hay que olvidar que este libro, como en general los de Follet, no está contado desde un punto de vista objetivo, sino desde el punto de vista político de Follet, por lo que si conocemos objetivamente algunos hechos contados en los libros de historia, alguno de los capítulos nos sorprenderá.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sairah OCampo

    Buenísimo Un libro con información de historia universal (desde antes de la primera guerra mundial hasta nuestros días)y la vida de familias cuyos orígenes son de diferentes países y como con el transcurrir de los años estás se entrelazan. Una mezcla de personajes reales con otros de ficción

  8. 5 out of 5

    Walkiria

    Veamos... Conservo muy buenos recuerdos de Los Pilares de la Tierra, así que tenía por seguro que los libros estarían muy bien escritos y serían fáciles de leer. Me encantan los libros largos porque siento que uno se encariña con los personajes y estos no fueron la excepción. Aprendí mucho de historia (mejor que con libros de texto aburridos) y me encontré emocionándome por los logros de cada personaje. Estoy dividida. Los libros 1 y 2 se quedan en 4/5, pero el último sí que me hizo llorar, supo Veamos... Conservo muy buenos recuerdos de Los Pilares de la Tierra, así que tenía por seguro que los libros estarían muy bien escritos y serían fáciles de leer. Me encantan los libros largos porque siento que uno se encariña con los personajes y estos no fueron la excepción. Aprendí mucho de historia (mejor que con libros de texto aburridos) y me encontré emocionándome por los logros de cada personaje. Estoy dividida. Los libros 1 y 2 se quedan en 4/5, pero el último sí que me hizo llorar, supongo que tiene que ver con haber vivido varios de esos eventos históricos. Cuando se lee ficción histórica, uno de los mayores logros del escritor es que te preguntes si los personajes que lees estuvieron o no en esos eventos. En esta trilogía da hasta miedo lo real que parecían los personajes ficticios, tanto que varias veces tuve que googlear para ver quienes eran reales y quién no. Ken Follet es un excelente escritor. P.D. Necesito una lectura light para equilibrar.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Gustavo Morales Sánchez

    Una experiencia inolvidable para quienes amamos la llamada historia universal del siglo XX. Tengo una afición particular por las Guerras Mundiales y las dos primeras partes de la trilogía me mantuvieron expectante en todo momento. La última parte es un tanto más floja pero es entendible: es un periodo de tiempo mucho más amplio, con tantos acontecimientos, que la historia se dispersa un poco. A pesar de estos detalles, es una de las obras que más he disfrutado de Ken Follet después de la serie s Una experiencia inolvidable para quienes amamos la llamada historia universal del siglo XX. Tengo una afición particular por las Guerras Mundiales y las dos primeras partes de la trilogía me mantuvieron expectante en todo momento. La última parte es un tanto más floja pero es entendible: es un periodo de tiempo mucho más amplio, con tantos acontecimientos, que la historia se dispersa un poco. A pesar de estos detalles, es una de las obras que más he disfrutado de Ken Follet después de la serie sobre la edad media (Los pilares de la tierra y Un mundo sin fin). No dejen pasar esta increíble oportunidad de recorrer la vida de 5 familias mientras se escribe el destino del mundo en manos de la alta política, las intrigas diplomáticas, los encuentros bélicos entre super potencias y el ingrediente que no puede estar ausente en los libros de Ken Follet: el amor.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pedro Vasquez

    excelente trilogia que abarca la historia del siglo XX vista desde la mirada de la vida de cinco familias que en conjunto permiten visualizar momentos importantes de un siglo apasionante y convulso. muy recomendable

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sev

    We follow the destinies of the members of five families in the West, during the XXth century: a Russian family, an American Family, a British family, a Welsh family, and a German family. The first volume is about World War I, the second is about the World War II, and the last one is about the Cold War and contemporary history. Ken Follett puts his characters in strategic positions, so that we can witness what was happening backstage. It also happens that some characters embody some artistic trend We follow the destinies of the members of five families in the West, during the XXth century: a Russian family, an American Family, a British family, a Welsh family, and a German family. The first volume is about World War I, the second is about the World War II, and the last one is about the Cold War and contemporary history. Ken Follett puts his characters in strategic positions, so that we can witness what was happening backstage. It also happens that some characters embody some artistic trend or opinion. For example: two Russian brothers, workers in a steel factory. One is a righteous kind of person and will take part in the birth of Bolshevism. The other brother, a gambler, flies to the US when trouble comes, where he’ll manage to overthrow the big boss of the local Russian mafia. I loved this trilogy, the only drawback would be that it is a bit too obvious that Follett « uses » his characters to explore different aspects of history at a given point. None of his characters are « normal citizens » trying to live their lives as best as they can, given the exceptional circumstances. They all have exceptional destinies. I know that this is what Follett was after, but still… sometimes it was a bit too much! I loved most of Follett’s characters, especially Ethel. I just love her. And I learnt ‘I should say « reviewed ») so much, now I know everything about modern history! I recommend this Trilogy to all people who love historical novels. It is a magnificent panorama of modern Western history, and the reader is also moved by the development of the characters’ personal stories – especially their romantic lives. Through these books, I went through hours of intense suspense. More here: https://labibliothequedesev.wordpress...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cátia

    I tried but I just can't rate each book individually - for me, this is only one book of 3000 pages. The story is around 5 different families, how they connect with each other and how the events of each moment in history influenced them. One of the things I enjoyed the most was how the historical events changed some personalities and also how the mentalities changed and how that affected each character's decisions. Additionally, we see some loosen ends that were left in the first or second book t I tried but I just can't rate each book individually - for me, this is only one book of 3000 pages. The story is around 5 different families, how they connect with each other and how the events of each moment in history influenced them. One of the things I enjoyed the most was how the historical events changed some personalities and also how the mentalities changed and how that affected each character's decisions. Additionally, we see some loosen ends that were left in the first or second book that are solved in the 3rd volume (some I thought were already forgotten or I assumed the characters were OK with the way things were) and a proper final is given to each situation. I fell in love with this trilogy, I'm sad I finished it, but beyond happy for having read such a great historical fiction.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nessa McDubh

    Sólo puedo decir una cosa: acabé llorando. Es una lectura intensa, densa y con muchos detalles tan bien relatados que sientes que estás viviendo en tus propias carnes ambas guerras. Cómo van cambiando los roles de los personajes iniciales, y qué bien entrelaza las vidas de todos ellos en cada libro. A mi que me encanta toda la historia que aconteció en esa época, me dejó enamorada de ésta trilogía. La tengo como oro en paño en la estantería. Es de esas historias que vuelves a leer una y otra vez Sólo puedo decir una cosa: acabé llorando. Es una lectura intensa, densa y con muchos detalles tan bien relatados que sientes que estás viviendo en tus propias carnes ambas guerras. Cómo van cambiando los roles de los personajes iniciales, y qué bien entrelaza las vidas de todos ellos en cada libro. A mi que me encanta toda la historia que aconteció en esa época, me dejó enamorada de ésta trilogía. La tengo como oro en paño en la estantería. Es de esas historias que vuelves a leer una y otra vez. Me quito el sombrero ante usted, maestro Follet.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tibisay Sanchez Quintero

    Es una trilogía increíble, los hechos históricos sobre los cuales son narrados los libros son veraces, y a pesar de que las familias presentadas en ellos no existen realmente, está claro que si existieron muchas familias similares a las presentadas en los libros. La narrativa es encantadora, te envuelve desde el primer momento. Es una forma muy adecuada de enterarse de la historia que sin duda marcó el sigo XX, y cuyos efectos siguen vigentes hoy en día

  15. 5 out of 5

    Elsa Ramos

    Buenisimos los tres si te gustan las novelas historicas. Explica los sucesos que causaron la primera y segunda guerras mundiales y la guerra fria desde la perspectiva de familias que lo estan viviendo. De esos libros que no podia bajar

  16. 4 out of 5

    Javier

    Los tres libros son brillantes. Siguen el guión de los libros de Follett al 100% y están marcados por su inconfundible manera de escribir, de describir y de mezclar Historia con ficción. Merece mucho la pena leerlos

  17. 4 out of 5

    mario herman

    Fascinante Me encanto. Un viaje a través del siglo XX. El libro te hace vivir los momentos más trascendentales de la historia y parece que estás ahí con ellos en esos momentos que marcaron con fuego la forma de ser humanos. Un libro que todo hombre debería leer.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Diana Rios

    Me encantó esta trilogía, una buena manera de conocer la historia a través de una novela, que entrelaza a varias familias durante los acontecimientos más importantes del de la primera, segunda Guerra mundial, y durante la guerra fría.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cristina Neacsu

    O capodopera! Toate cele 3 volume expun istoria mondiala a secolului XX în cel mai complex mod. Totul este perfect îmbinat cu poveștile a 4-5 familii pe parcursul unui secol.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Santiago Arellano

    Una novela histórica de entretenida lectura. relata los acontecimiento de las guerras mundiales y guerra fria de manera que es imposible parar de leer. Gran triología

  21. 4 out of 5

    yolanda

    Valoración muy positiva. La reseña histórica narrada de casi cien años de historia social, económica, cultural y política de los países de oriente y occidente

  22. 4 out of 5

    Beatriz

    Simplemente apasionante

  23. 5 out of 5

    B2R1

    Buenísimos los 3

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dann Gauna

    Una trilogía increíble! Los personajes, lugares, la narración. Con esta trilogía descubrí a Follett.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Yolanda

    Buenísimos los tres. Me faltarían estrellas.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ginger Robertson

    Fantastic series. Loved each book

  27. 4 out of 5

    Noelia

    Voy por el segundo y buenísimo os lo recomiendo

  28. 5 out of 5

    Isabel

    Es uno de los mejores libros de ficción histórica que he leído, Ken Follet es uno de mis autores favoritos

  29. 4 out of 5

    Luis Francisco Rebosa

    One of my favorite reads ever! For a fan of historical fiction like me, this trilogy is probably the master piece we're all looking for. Strongly recommended.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Martha Cruz

    Mi trilogía favorita

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