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  • Published: 15 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099541486
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99

The Name of the Rose




One of 15 limited edition Vintage Future Classics published to celebrate Vintage's 15th birthday. The 15 titles were voted for by reading groups all over the UK as being books that would still be read in 100 years time.

Set in Italy in the Middle Ages, this is not only a narrative of a murder investigation in a monastery in 1327, but also a chronicle of the 14th century religious wars, a history of monastic orders, and a compendium of heretical movements.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099541486
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (1932–2016) wrote fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero along with many brilliant collections of essays.

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Praise for The Name of the Rose

“'Umberto Eco has written a novel - his first - and it has become a literary event'”

New York Times Book Review

“'A novel of stunning intelligence, linguistic richness, thematic complexity'”

Il Giorno

“'This novel belongs with Voltaire' philosophical tales - in the entertaining guise of an erudite fiction story, it is also a vibrant plea for freedom, moderation and wisdom'”

L'Express


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