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The name of the rose

Author: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
Publisher: London : Everyman, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
ISBN: 1857152999 9781857152999
OCLC Number: 64315453
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: This translation originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1983.
Description: xxxvii, 560 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Nome della rosa.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver ; with an introduction by David Lodge.

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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  Read more...

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"'[It} confirms Eco as an outstanding writer of philosophy dressed as fiction'" -- Stephanie Merrit Observer "'Eco does something rare: he makes ideas moving'" -- Michael Pye Scotsman

 
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