The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco

The Island of the Day Before

byUmberto Eco

Kobo ebook | June 5, 2006

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After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing.

As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy.

In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.

Title:The Island of the Day BeforeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 5, 2006Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547563892

ISBN - 13:9780547563893

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fantastic Book Eco is an amazing story telling and this book introduces a lot of deep concepts in a fun and adventurous way.
Date published: 2017-04-11