The Man from St. Petersburg

The Man from St. Petersburg

by Ken Follett

Paperback(First NAL Trade Paperback Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451208705
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/20/2003
Edition description: First NAL Trade Paperback Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 104,332
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett’s first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. 

In 1989 The Pillars of the Earth was published, and has since become the author’s most successful novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick.
Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide.
Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors. 


Hertfordshire, England

Date of Birth:

June 5, 1949

Place of Birth:

Cardiff, Wales


B.A. in Philosophy, University College, London, 1970

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"Ken Follett has done it once more...goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." -New York Times Book Review

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The Man from St. Petersburg 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read 'Pillars' and the subsequent follow up and enjoyed them both greatly. 'The Man from St. Petersburg' is an excellent book! The characters, background, politics, and plot are outstanding. It engaged me all the way through and I was sad that it came to an end! Follett is a master storyteller and is exceptional when it comes to intimate scenes. Highly recommended by this book addict!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for my Honors Geography 9 class. This book takes place in the early 1900's and follows critical men through their struggle to nagotiate a way for alliances in war. Meanwhile a Russian anarchist is trying to assanate one of them. In this book, I learned about about the way the social classes were in England. How some are filthy rich and others are dirt poor. I liked the way the author (Ken Follett) depicted Feliks, and the way he did things as an anarchist. I feel this book was written within my reading level, although my reading level is well above my age. I would recommend this book to almost anybody, it has a little of everything.
JackieU More than 1 year ago
As expected from Ken Follett, this is another in a long line of very good books. Interesting, keep me guessing until the end... Love it.
LisaDeeCO More than 1 year ago
I love Ken Follet and I did not love this book. I thought it was just average
Siouxzq More than 1 year ago
Ken Follett never ceases to amaze me with his stories and his characters. I love reading his books. I can't put them down. In fact I put another book down to read this one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but this one is - for me - not the best one.....but it is still worth to be read...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every moment of it the first time I read it and enjoyed it still all the five times I reread it.
Neilsantos on LibraryThing 12 hours ago
More Follett, this one was a little more low-key. I learned the difference between a coachman and a footman. Every time I read about the villian, I pictured my old Don in a top hat and frock coat, with a round black bomb shouting "Down with the Czar!" I'll read more of his, but I may start at the most recent work, and work backwards.
SLuce on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Read on trip to India and Singapore. Very good airplane read.
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Well written with historical fest Well written and seemingly accurate for the time period. BRAVO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely done, and with good character development. There's plenty of action to hold ones interest. Moves quickly.
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It is impossible to put this book down to be read another day. The story has you sitting on the edge of your chair quickly turning pages. Cannot WAIT for the next exciting Ken Follett book.
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He remains a favorite author with the unique ability to give true history with fictional novel
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