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The Name Of The Rose : Vintage Classics - Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose

Vintage Classics

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780099466031
Number Of Pages: 579

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The year is 1327.

Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.

When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where extraordinary things are happening under the cover of night. A spectacular popular and critical success, The Name of the Rose is not only a narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chronicle of the Middle Ages.

"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

ISBN: 9780099466031
ISBN-10: 0099466031
Series: Vintage Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 579
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

Umberto Eco


About the Author


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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