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The Name of the Rose. by  Umberto Eco - Signed First Edition - 1980 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 127038)

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 & Company, 1980. First edition of one of the best-selling books of all-time, basis for the film starring Sean Connery. Octavo, original cloth. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "a Charlie Winick Umberto Ecco 16 June 83." The recipient, Charles Winick, was an American author, psychologist, professor of anthropology and sociology, and academic, noted for his work in the fields of gender, drug addiction, and prostitution. After serving in Military Intelligence during World War II, he was a professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the City College of New York, taught at Columbia University, and was the author of more than 40 books, including The New People: Desexualization in American Life, published in 1969, in which he contended that American society was "following the path of Ancient Greece and Rome" by gradually becoming a "neutered society." His writings also highlighted the sexualization and gender roles presented to children in advertising and popular culture, including criticizing Barbie dolls in a 1964 article, which was an unpopular observation at the time. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket illustration from a manuscript of the Apocalypse. An exceptional association.


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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The Name of the Rose.
Eco, Umberto
Book condition
second hand
Harcourt, Brace & Company
Place of Publication
New York
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The Name of the Rose First Edition, Umberto Eco First Edition Signed

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