The Island of the Day Before
By Umberto Eco
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151001514, 528pp.)
Publication Date: November 1995
Categories: Historical - General
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In 1643 a castaway comes upon an abandoned ship anchored off a desert island. As he explores the vessel’s mysterious cargo, he revisits the events of his tempestuous youth-and limns his era’s obsession with science and navigation. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the best-selling author of numerous novels and essays. He lives in Italy.