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The Name of the Rose

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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

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 26, 1994 – This edition includes Eco's illuminating commentary, Postscript to the Name of the Rose.

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A Classic

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.

The Name of the Rose
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Apr 22, 2014
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Print Length: 512 Pages
  • Language: English
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