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The Prague Cemetery

By Umberto Eco

The #1 international bestseller, from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose

“Vintage Eco . . . the book is a triumph.” – New York Review of Books

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

“[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.” – New York Times

“Classic Eco, with a difference.” – Los Angeles Times

This e-book includes a sample chapter of NAME OF THE ROSE.

 



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The Prague cemetery

Publish Date

2011

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9780547577531


Format: Book
Author: Eco, Umberto
Summary: "19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Prague cemetery / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Subject: Antisemitism -- Fiction Conspiracies -- Fiction Political crimes and offenses -- Fiction Fiction Europe -- History -- 1789-1900 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780547577531 (hbk.) 0547577532 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Eco
Oclc: 694829963
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Bib Id: 368732

Format: Book
Author: Eco, Umberto
Summary: "19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Prague cemetery / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Description: viii, 444 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Antisemitism -- Fiction
Subjects: Conspiracies -- Fiction
Subjects: Political crimes and offenses -- Fiction
Subjects: Fiction
Subjects: Europe -- History -- 1789-1900 -- Fiction.
Other Author: Dixon, Richard
Other Title: Cimitero di Praga. English
LCCN: 2011028593
ISBN: 9780547577531 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0547577532 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Eco