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The Resource The name of the rose, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver ; with an introduction by David Lodge

The name of the rose, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver ; with an introduction by David Lodge

Label
The name of the rose
Title
The name of the rose
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver ; with an introduction by David Lodge
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Spectacular best seller and now a classic,The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic. In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate a wealthy Italian abbey whose monks are suspected of heresy. When his mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths patterned on the book of Revelation, Brother William turns detective, following the trail of a conspiracy that brings him face-to-face with the abbey's labyrinthine secrets, the subversive effects of laughter, and the medieval Inquisition. Caught in a power struggle between the emperor he serves and the pope who rules the Church, Brother William comes to see that what is at stake is larger than any mere political dispute-that his investigation is being blocked by those who fear imagination, curiosity, and the power of ideas. The Name of the Rose offers the reader not only an ingeniously constructed mystery--complete with secret symbols and coded manuscripts--but also an unparalleled portrait of the medieval world on the brink of profound transformation
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Summary
In 1327, finding his sensitive mission at an Italian abbey further complicated by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William of Baskerville turns detective
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
025531
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
853/.914
Illustrations
plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4865.C6
LC item number
N613 2006
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's Library
Series volume
299
Target audience
adult
Label
The name of the rose, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver ; with an introduction by David Lodge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxv)
Control code
ocm64595997
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 560 p.
Isbn
9780307264893
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042619
Other physical details
plans
System control number
(OCoLC)64595997
Label
The name of the rose, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver ; with an introduction by David Lodge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxv)
Control code
ocm64595997
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 560 p.
Isbn
9780307264893
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042619
Other physical details
plans
System control number
(OCoLC)64595997

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