The Name of the Rose
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 - 579 Seiten
Umberto Eco s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Medicis Etranger 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
[author photo] UMBERTO ECO is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the best-selling novels The Prague Cemetery and Foucault s Pendulum, and most recently, the essay collection Inventing the Enemy.
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If you read this novel looking for the eerie murder mystery you remember from the film adaptation, you’ll find it—plus much more. Eco weaves this mysterious tale of monastic serial murder around the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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"Stat Rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus" In "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco As a novelist Eco blends the style of Arthur Conan Doyle with that of Cervantes in a most intellectually ... Vollständige Rezension lesen