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The Prague Cemetery

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Publisher Comments:

The latest international bestseller from the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum.

Nineteenth-century Europe — from Turin to Prague to Paris — abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man? What if that evil genius created the world's most infamous document?

Review:

"I find this book fascinating, perhaps the best Eco has written in years." Huffington Post

Review:

"A well-executed thriller...provocative and suspenseful." USA Today

Review:

"A whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue...this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography." Booklist

Review:

"Vintage Eco...the book is a triumph." New York Review of Books

Review:

"[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale....Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life." New York Times

Review:

"Classic Eco, with a difference." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

The Prague Cemetery is the latest international bestseller from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose. Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with political and religious conspiracies from Turin to Prague to Paris.  What if, behind it all, lay one lone man determining the fate of the Continent?

Synopsis:

The #1 international bestseller, from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose

“Vintage Eco . . . the book is a triumph.” - New York Review of Books

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

“[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.” - New York Times

“Classic Eco, with a difference.” - Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the best-selling author of numerous novels and essays. He lives in Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547844206
Author:
Eco, Umberto
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Dixon, Richard
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 464 pages Mariner Books - English 9780547844206 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I find this book fascinating, perhaps the best Eco has written in years."
"Review" by , "A well-executed thriller...provocative and suspenseful."
"Review" by , "A whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue...this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography."
"Review" by , "Vintage Eco...the book is a triumph."
"Review" by , "[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention."
"Review" by , "Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale....Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life."
"Review" by , "Classic Eco, with a difference."
"Synopsis" by , The Prague Cemetery is the latest international bestseller from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose. Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with political and religious conspiracies from Turin to Prague to Paris.  What if, behind it all, lay one lone man determining the fate of the Continent?
"Synopsis" by ,
The #1 international bestseller, from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose

“Vintage Eco . . . the book is a triumph.” - New York Review of Books

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

“[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.” - New York Times

“Classic Eco, with a difference.” - Los Angeles Times

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