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The name of the rose

Author: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
Publisher: London : Minerva, 1996, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
A mystery story set in a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy at the beginning of the 14th century which takes place in seven days. The characters are almost all monks and other churchmen who become involved in a series of bizarre deaths at the monastery. The form of the novel is a detective story; the principal sleuth, Brother William of Baskerville, a Franciscan, solves the mystery of the classification of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
ISBN: 0749397055 9780749397050 0749385154 9780749385156
OCLC Number: 436094728
Notes: "A Minerva paperback."
Description: 502 p. : 1 plan.
Other Titles: Nome della rosa
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver.


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,  Read more...
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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" Financial Times "A Read more...

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