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The Name of the Rose by  Umberto ECO - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1983 - from Sawtooth Books (SKU: 28532)

The Name of the Rose

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The Name of the Rose

by ECO, Umberto

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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1983. First edition. Paperback. Paperback. First edition. An uncorrected proof of the first U. S. edition.† †A very good plus copy with some wear to the extremities and a snag on the front cover.† Light sunning to the spine.† Previous owner name on front endpaper.† Signed by Umberto Eco on the title page. † The basis for the movie that starred Sean Connery.† This was Eco's first novel,† one that many critics now call a more sophisticated--and more insightful novel than another blockbuster† that was set in the Middle Ages--the Da Vinci Code.† †.


The Name of the Rose, a novel by Umberto Eco, is a historical whodunnit — a murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327. It is an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. First published in Italian in 1980 under the title Il nome della rosa, it appeared in 1983 in an English translation by William Weaver.


On Dec 23 2021, a reader said:
One of the best mystery novels of all time! It is set in the middle ages and as well as being a mystery it also dives into a lot of political, religious, and philosophical issues of the time. It offers amazing insights into everything that is happening there and a thrilling chase for a serial killer on who's killing anyone who gets their hands on one book, in a secluded benedictine abbey
On Jan 25 2007, Night clubangel said:
nice book.a evidence of deep in meanings and usefulness of the ideas stored throughout the pages

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