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The Resource The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

Label
The Prague cemetery
Title
The Prague cemetery
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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 are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "--
Member of
Summary
Looks into the 1897 diary of Captain Simonini, an antisemitic Italian in Paris who forges documents for the highest bidder, providing conspiracies and scapegoats for factions all over Europe, and is behind the most notorious forgery of all
Storyline
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10011240
Cataloging source
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Eco, Umberto
Dewey number
853/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4865.C6
LC item number
C4613 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Dixon, Richard
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True
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  • Antisemitism
  • Conspiracies
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Il cimitero di Praga
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Harvill Secker"--T.p. verso
  • "Mariner books."
Control code
in900845436
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
x, 444 p.
Isbn
9780547844206
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Il cimitero di Praga
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Harvill Secker"--T.p. verso
  • "Mariner books."
Control code
in900845436
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
x, 444 p.
Isbn
9780547844206
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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