Set in Italy in the Middle Ages, this is not only a narrative of a murder investigation in a monastery in 1327, but also a chronicle of the 14th century religious wars, a history of monastic orders, and a compendium of heretical movements.
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"'Umberto Eco has written a novel - his first - and it has become a literary event'" ( New York Times Book Review)
"'A novel of stunning intelligence, linguistic richness, thematic complexity'" ( Il Giorno)
"'This novel belongs with Voltaire' philosophical tales - in the entertaining guise of an erudite fiction story, it is also a vibrant plea for freedom, moderation and wisdom'" ( L'Express)
Beautifully bound, hardback edition of Umberto Eco's masterpiece.
Introduced by David Lodge; Novelist and critic. His novels include Nice Work, Changing Places and The British Museum Is Falling Down, and his critical works include The Language of Fiction and The Novelist at the Crossroads
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