The Name of the RoseBook - 1983
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 at night."
"Like the labyrinthine library at its heart, this brilliant novel has many cunning passages and secret chambers . . . Fascinating . . . ingenious . . . dazzling." - Newsweek
From Library Staff
This modern classic and debut novel by Umberto Eco features an unforgettable medieval library in a monastery.
Lanni_T Oct 22, 2014
Lethal feuds between emperors and popes, the Inquisition, the Albigesian Crusade, the world as a labyrinth... and a manuscript, of course...
This complex yet entertaining part historical, part whodunit book is very different than any other mystery novel. Eco is a professor of semiotics, a mediev... Read More »