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The Name Of The Rose

Umberto Eco, William Weaver (Translated by)


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It is the year 1327. Franciscans in an Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, but Brother William of Baskerville’s investigation is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Praise For The Name Of The Rose

“Explodes with pyrotechnic inventions, literally as well as figuratively. Hold on till the end.” — New York Times

“Like the labyrinthine library at its heart, this brilliant novel has many cunning passages and secret chambers . . . Fascinating . . . ingenious . . . dazzling.” — Newsweek

“The Name of the Rose succeeds at being amusing and ambitious at the same time. It can be regarded as a philosophical novel masked as a detective story, or a detective story masked as a historical novel, or even better as a blend of all three. The venture sounds improbable, but Eco carries it out.” — New York Review of Books

“A brilliantly conceived adventure into another time, an intelligent and complex novel, a lively and well-plotted mystery.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Whether you're into Sherlock Holmes, Montaillou, Borges, the nouvelle critique, the Rule of St. Benedict, metaphysics, library design, or The Thing from the Crypt, you'll love it. Who can that miss out?” — Sunday Times (London)

“Unfolds in an atmosphere thick with hostility and intrigue . . . Although The Name of the Rose is not a story of semiotics, Eco the novelist shares with Eco the semiotician a feeling for the world as a place rich with possible meanings.” — Christian Science Monitor

HarperVia, 9780151446476, 512pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 1983

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.