The Name Of The Rose

by Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose
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  • 9780099466031
  • 9781448137749

Discover Umberto Eco’s masterpiece, a medieval detective murder mystery.
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.

  • Random House; June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448137749
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  • Title: The Name Of The Rose
  • Author: Umberto Eco
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
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  • 9780099466031
  • 9781448137749

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"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"

About The Author

Umberto Eco (1932–2016) wrote 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, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero along with many brilliant collections of essays.

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  • 9780099466031
  • 9781448137749