The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco 9780099466031

The Name of the Rose


Delve into the labyrinthine mysteries of a medieval Italian monastery in Umberto Eco's seminal work, The Name of the Rose. This historical murder mystery transports readers to the year 1327, where a series of bizarre deaths cast a sinister pall over the hallowed halls. Brother William of Baskerville, a Franciscan friar with a keen intellect and unquenchable thirst for knowledge, leads the investigation into these grisly crimes. As he unravels the tangled web of clues, the novel explores profound themes of semiotics, biblical analysis, and the eternal struggle between faith and reason.

Umberto Eco, the celebrated Italian novelist and semiotician, weaves an intricate tapestry of intrigue, philosophy, and historical authenticity in this acclaimed masterpiece. With his encyclopedic erudition and deft storytelling prowess, Eco immerses readers in the richly textured world of 14th-century Europe, where the pursuit of knowledge is both sacred and perilous. The Name of the Rose is a tour de force of intellectual rigor and narrative ingenuity, cementing Eco's reputation as a literary titan and a master of the postmodern novel.

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