The international bestseller! A masterful gothic thriller set
against the turbulence of medieval Italy.
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are
suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to
investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by
seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of
Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that.
His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the
empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening
edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity. He collects
evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs
into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where "the most interesting
things happen at night."
As Brother William goes about unraveling the mystery of what
happens at the abbey by day and by night, listeners step into a
brilliant re-creation of the fourteenth century, with its dark
superstitions and wild prejudices, its hidden passions and sordid
intrigues. Virtuoso storyteller Umberto Eco conjures up a
gloriously rich portrait of this world with such grace, ease, wit
and love that you will become utterly intoxicated with the place