History Literature / TheCenturyTrilogy

9th Apr '18 5:13:13 AM moloch
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* The Williams family--Welsh coal miners, who eventually get into Labor Party politics.

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* The Williams family--Welsh coal miners, who eventually get into Labor Labour Party politics.



** ''Fall of Giants''--It sure does seem like Ken Follett is a Labor Party voter.

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** ''Fall of Giants''--It sure does seem like Ken Follett is a Labor Labour Party voter.
18th Feb '18 11:07:49 AM nombretomado
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* RedOctober: Grigori is an enthusiastic participant.
9th Jan '18 5:01:02 AM Cryoclaste
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* ShoutOut: In ''Giants'' Fitz sees a church from the year 1000 and wonders [[ThePillarsOfTheEarth why people are interested]] in [[WorldWithoutEnd old churches]].

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* ShoutOut: In ''Giants'' Fitz sees a church from the year 1000 and wonders [[ThePillarsOfTheEarth why people are interested]] in [[WorldWithoutEnd [[Literature/WorldWithoutEnd old churches]].



** In ''Winter'', Joanne says her hangover feels like [[WorldWithoutEnd the Black Death]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' and ''WorldWithoutEnd''. After writing thrillers and spy novels for most of his career, Follett told the story of 12th and 14th century England (respectively) through those two novels about the residents of a fictional English town called Kingsbridge. The Century Trilogy is recounting the events of the 20th century through a similar narrative style.

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** In ''Winter'', Joanne says her hangover feels like [[WorldWithoutEnd [[Literature/WorldWithoutEnd the Black Death]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' and ''WorldWithoutEnd''.''Literature/WorldWithoutEnd''. After writing thrillers and spy novels for most of his career, Follett told the story of 12th and 14th century England (respectively) through those two novels about the residents of a fictional English town called Kingsbridge. The Century Trilogy is recounting the events of the 20th century through a similar narrative style.
26th Nov '17 2:40:32 PM nombretomado
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** Something similar happens later to Jasper Murray: As punishment for all too critical news reports, the TV channel he works for fires him, and the only job he can get after that is as correspondent in Europe - shortly before the HoleInFlag revolutions are about to start.

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** Something similar happens later to Jasper Murray: As punishment for all too critical news reports, the TV channel he works for fires him, and the only job he can get after that is as correspondent in Europe - shortly before the HoleInFlag UsefulNotes/HoleInFlag revolutions are about to start.
14th Aug '17 7:15:44 PM rainynight65
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* HeelFaceTurn: Earl Fitzherbert has mellowed out considerably in his old age. He's introduced warmly congratulating his former maid and old flame Maud on being given a peerage, and finally wants to be part of his illegitimate son and grandson's lives.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Earl Fitzherbert has mellowed out considerably in his old age. He's introduced warmly congratulating his former maid and old flame Maud Ethel on being given a peerage, and finally wants to be part of his illegitimate son and grandson's lives.
13th Jun '17 9:34:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fall of Giants'' (2010): Covers 1911 to 1923, but most of the novel is set during WorldWarOne.
* ''Winter of the World'' (2012): Covering 1933 to 1949, focusing on the rise of the Nazis and WorldWarII

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* ''Fall of Giants'' (2010): Covers 1911 to 1923, but most of the novel is set during WorldWarOne.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* ''Winter of the World'' (2012): Covering 1933 to 1949, focusing on the rise of the Nazis and WorldWarIIUsefulNotes/WorldWarII
21st Dec '16 2:27:07 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: "Dimka Dvorkin was abashed to be a virgin at the age of twenty-two."
22nd Oct '16 4:42:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[HeroicBSOD "Heroic" BSOD]]: ''JosefStalin'', out of all people! After Hitler breaks the non-aggression treaty between the USSR and Germany, Stalin retreats to his dacha and shuts down any contact to the outside world. The Peshkovs and several other high-ranking Soviets have to come and snap him out of it. (Though it may or may not have been a XanatosGambit by Stalin, in order to secure his position as leader even after this disaster.)

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* [[HeroicBSOD "Heroic" BSOD]]: ''JosefStalin'', ''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'', out of all people! After Hitler breaks the non-aggression treaty between the USSR and Germany, Stalin retreats to his dacha and shuts down any contact to the outside world. The Peshkovs and several other high-ranking Soviets have to come and snap him out of it. (Though it may or may not have been a XanatosGambit by Stalin, in order to secure his position as leader even after this disaster.)



* WellDoneDadGuy: Greg Peshkov tries to reconcile with his son George ([[spoiler:successfully]]), Fitz with his son Lloyd ([[spoiler:less successfully, but he manages to build up a relationship to his grandson Dave]]), and when [[spoiler:Lev Peshkov meets his son Volodya for the first time]], he tells him that [[SelfDeprecation he (the son) hasn't missed much]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming but he (the father) has]].

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* WellDoneDadGuy: Greg Peshkov tries to reconcile with his son George ([[spoiler:successfully]]), Fitz with his son Lloyd ([[spoiler:less successfully, but he manages to build up a relationship to his grandson Dave]]), and when [[spoiler:Lev Peshkov meets his son Volodya for the first time]], he tells him that [[SelfDeprecation he (the son) hasn't missed much]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming but he (the father) has]].
23rd Jan '16 2:46:38 AM KhlavKalash
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--> "Oh, how nice....I may need two hands, though." (Joanne, upon undressing Woody)

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--> "Oh, how nice....nice... I may need two hands, though." (Joanne, upon undressing Woody)
23rd Jan '16 2:40:48 AM KhlavKalash
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''The Century Trilogy'' is, [[CaptainObvious as the name indicates]], a trilogy of novels by Creator/KenFollett which tell the history of the 20th century through the eyes of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh. The trilogy consists of the following novels:

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''The Century Trilogy'' is, [[CaptainObvious as the name indicates]], a trilogy of novels by Creator/KenFollett Ken Follett which tell the history of the 20th century through the eyes of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh. The trilogy consists of the following novels:
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