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Umberto Eco''s first novel, an international sensation and
winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are
suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to
investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by
seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools
are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical
insights of Roger Bacon-all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry
humor and a 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
"Like the labyrinthine library at its heart, this brilliant novel
has many cunning passages and secret chambers . . . Fascinating . .
. ingenious . . . dazzling." - Newsweek