Umberto Eco

The Name of the Rose



“The Name of the Rose” is a captivating historical mystery novel by Umberto Eco. Set in the medieval period, it combines intrigue, murder, and intellectual pursuit. Follow Franciscan friar William of Baskerville as he unravels a web of secrets in a vividly recreated world of forbidden knowledge and religious tensions.

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“The Name of the Rose” is an enthralling historical mystery novel that captures the imagination and intellect of readers from the very first page. Set in the medieval period, this timeless masterpiece written by Umberto Eco weaves a gripping tale of intrigue, murder, and intellectual pursuit.

Follow the enigmatic Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, as he arrives at a secluded Italian abbey in the early 14th century. His purpose is to investigate a series of mysterious deaths that have plagued the abbey, where reason and faith collide in an epic battle of ideologies.

Eco’s vivid storytelling and meticulous attention to historical detail immerse readers in a meticulously recreated medieval world, complete with monks, manuscripts, and secret codes. As William delves deeper into the abbey’s mysteries, he encounters a web of forbidden knowledge, political tensions, and religious fanaticism that threatens to tear the abbey apart.

“The Name of the Rose” effortlessly combines elements of history, philosophy, and theology, captivating readers with its intelligent discourse on the nature of knowledge and the power of books. Eco’s masterful prose evokes a sense of time and place, transporting readers to the heart of a turbulent era marked by the Inquisition and the struggle for religious supremacy.

This unforgettable tale of murder and intellectual pursuit keeps readers on the edge of their seats, as they follow William’s relentless search for the truth amidst a labyrinth of secrets. Unraveling the mystery becomes a race against time, with dire consequences looming over the abbey’s inhabitants.

“The Name of the Rose” is a must-read for fans of historical fiction, mystery, and intellectual exploration. With its rich characters, evocative setting, and thought-provoking themes, this novel continues to captivate readers across generations.

Immerse yourself in the world of “The Name of the Rose” and discover why it has become a beloved classic, celebrated for its sheer brilliance, gripping narrative, and profound insights into human nature.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 cm