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The name of the rose

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Who is killing monks in a great medieval abbey famed for its library - and why? Brother William of Baskerville is sent to find out, taking with him the assistant who later tells the tale of his investigations. Eco's celebrated story combines elements of detective fiction, metaphysical thriller, post-modernist puzzle and historical novel in one of the few twentieth-century books, which can be described as genuinely  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0099466031 9780099466031
OCLC Number: 59316363
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: This translation originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1983.
Description: 502 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Nome della rosa.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco.


Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths. He  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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