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In 1327, finding his sensitive mission at an Italian abbey further complicated by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William of Baskerville turns detective, penetrating the cunning labyrinth of the abbey and deciphering coded manuscripts for clues. Reprint.
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"The late medieval world, teetering on the edge of discoveries and ideas that will hurl it into one more recognisably like ours...evoked with a force and wit that are breathtaking" (Financial Times)
"A novel of sunning 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)
"A brilliant deconstruction of the traditional crime novel" (Iain Rankin Mail on Sunday)
"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)
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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Book Description Harvest Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. 1 Harvest Ed. Seller Inventory # DADAX0156001314
Book Description Harvest Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB0015IX94A
Book Description Harvest Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110156001314
Book Description Harvest Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0156001314n