The Name of the Rose

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 74450157427561954
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers     Publisher:
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The Name of the Rose Book Summary

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

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The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco Reviews

  • A Classic

    By Pandora Nervosa
    I read this book for the first time in 1993 during graduate school. I was intrigued by the premise in which a seasoned Benedictine monk and novice are sent to another abbey to investigate a death. Was it murder? An accident? The work of something evil and not of this world? This book remains one of my top 10 favorites of all time. I remember being so determined to understand every word, every nuance that I kept an Italian to English dictionary by my side as a bit of the dialogue is in Italian. I am a very quick reader @ 90 pages per hour (standard paperbacks) but as I recall, this novel took a bit longer, but the payoff was completely worth the extra time.

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