The Name of the Rose (Paperback)

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Umberto Eco's first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix M dicis tranger awards

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 humor 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." - Newsweek
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544176560
ISBN-10: 0544176561
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2014
Pages: 579
Language: English