The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Set in a wealthy Italian monastery in the 14th century, the novel follows a Franciscan friar and his young apprentice as they investigate a series of mysterious deaths within the monastery. As they navigate the labyrinthine library and decipher cryptic manuscripts, they uncover a complex plot involving forbidden books, secret societies, and the Inquisition. The novel is a blend of historical fiction, mystery, and philosophical exploration, delving into themes of truth, knowledge, and the power of the written word.

The 108th greatest book of all time


Published
1980
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
500-600
Words
174,000
Original Language
Italian

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