Author: Umberto Eco Publisher: Secker & Warburg (1983) ISBN-10: 0436140806 ISBN-13: 0436140806 Condition: Very Good Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket Pages: 502 Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.0 x 4.3 cm
Weight: 1.0 kg
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Scarce Dust Jacket with some small tears and rubbing along the edges, Umberto Eco's first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis étranger awards. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. 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. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humour and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where the most interesting things happen at night. Like the labyrinthine library at its heart, this brilliant novel has many cunning passages and secret chambers . . . Fascinating . . . ingenious . . . dazzling.