- Paperback: 578 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (22 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0544176561
- ISBN-13: 978-0544176560
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.9 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,81,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Name of the Rose Paperback – 22 Apr 2014
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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 Baconall 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
[author photo] UMBERTO ECO is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the best-selling novels The Prague Cemetery and Foucaults Pendulum, and most recently, the essay collection Inventing the Enemy.
About the Author
UMBERTO ECO (1932-2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose, The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Primarily based on a 'serial murder and investigative solution' concept
Several characters are in play and not always named consistently.
Core activities are spread across 7 days. But with a lot of preamble and non-linear references
Non-English test - mostly Latin and other expressions - are extensively used.
Even the English words are non-colloquial and several are obtuse. Keep a dictionary handy.
Need to read it twice to get the full gist. Also had to refer to public notes to get underlying themes etc.
But once you get the gist, it covers a lot of Medieval European (Mostly Mediterranean) religion/politics and historical artifacts and scenarios
A must read for anyone interested in serious fiction.
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