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The Prague cemetery

Author: Umberto Eco; Richard Dixon
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Political fiction
Suspense fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; Richard Dixon
ISBN: 9780547577531 0547577532 9780547844206 0547844204 9781620901885 1620901889
OCLC Number: 694829963
Description: viii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A passerby on that gray morning --
Who am I? --
Chez Magny --
In my grandfather's day --
Simonino the carbonaro --
Serving the secret service --
With the thousand --
The ercole --
Paris --
Dalla Piccola perplexed --
Joly --
A night in Prague --
Dalla Piccola says he is not Dalla Piccola --
Biarritz --
Dalla Piccola redivivus --
Boullan --
The days of the commune --
The protocols --
Osman Bey --
Russians? --
Taxil --
The devil in the nineteenth century --
Twelve years well spent --
A night Mass --
Sorting matters out --
The final solution --
Diary cut short.
Other Titles: Cimitero di Praga.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon.

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From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to the notorious forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if,  Read more...

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