The Name of the Rose

Written byUmberto Eco William Weaver

Published in

About "The Name of the Rose"

The year is 1327. Benedictines 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 at night.”


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Classics
  • Historical
  • Literature
  • Crime
  • Italian Literature
  • Italy
  • Novels
awards
  • إمبيرتو
  • Premio Strega (1981)
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction (1983)
  • Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel (1984)
  • PEN Translation Prize for William Weaver (1984)
  • Premio Anghiari (1981)
  • Premio Il Libro dell'anno (1981)
  • Prix Médicis Etranger (1982)
  • このミステリーがすごい! for Best Translated Mystery Novel of the Year in Japan (1991)
ISBN9780156001311pages536publisherHarvest Booksseriessettings
  • Italian Benedictine monastery (Italy)
  • Italy
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