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“Beloved author’s debut…”A medieval monk-turned-sleuth must employ classical philosophy and theology to decode ancient manuscripts to solve a series of murders in Umberto Eco’s mesmerizing debut.
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Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards

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.”

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

Topics: Crime, Murder, Catholicism, Made into a Movie, Conspiracy, Suspenseful, Adventurous, Postmodern, Medieval Period, Italy, 和 Metafiction

Published: Mariner Books an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on
ISBN: 9780547575148
List price: $15.95
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