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The Name Of The Rose : Vintage Classics - Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose

Vintage Classics


Published: April 2004
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Set in Italy in the Middle Ages, this is not only a narrative of a murder investigation in a monastery in 1327, but also a chronicle of the 14th century religious wars, a history of monastic orders, and a compendium of heretical movements.

About the Author

UMBERTO ECO is the author of four bestselling novels, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM, THE ISLAND OF THE DAY BEFORE, and, most recently, BAUDOLINO. His collections of essays include FIVE MORAL PIECES, KANT AND THE PLATYPUS, SERENDIPITIES, TRAVELS IN HYPERREALITY and HOW TO TRAVEL WITH A SALMON and OTHER ESSAYS. A Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.

"The late medieval world, teetering on the edge of discoveries and ideas that will hurl it into one more recognisably like ours...evoked with a force and wit that are breathtaking" Financial Times "A novel of sunning intelligence, linguistic richness, thematic complexity" Il Giorno "This novel belongs with Voltaire' philosophical tales-in the entertaining guise of an erudite fiction story, it is also a vibrant plea for freedom, moderation and wisdom" L'Express "A brilliant deconstruction of the traditional crime novel" -- Iain Rankin Mail on Sunday "Whether you're into Sherlock Holmes, Montaillou, Borges, the nouvelle critique, the Rule of St. Benedict, metaphysics, library design, or The Thing from the Crypt, you'll love it. Who can that miss out?" Sunday Times

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy.

His first novel, The Name Of The Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island Of The Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana and The Prague Cemetery, along with many brilliant collections of essays.

He passed away at age 84.

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ISBN: 9780099466031
ISBN-10: 0099466031
Series: Vintage Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.1  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1