The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
© 2002-2017
Set in Italy


Umberto Eco
Alan Gordon
Peter Tremayne

Umberto Eco


UMBERTO ECO was born in 1932 in Alesandria, Italy. He is professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, a philosopher, historian, literary critic, and aesthetician. The subjects of his scholarly investigation range from St. Thomas Aquinas to James Joyce to Superman. He lives in Milan. The NAME OF THE ROSE was his first novel.

Set in Medieval Italy
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The Name of the Rose
(Translated from the Italian by William Weaver)

JACKET NOTES:  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."
A spectacular popular as well as critical success. The Name of the Rose is here reprinted for the first time with Umberto Eco's delightful and instructive postscript.
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