The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose - Vintage Classics

Paperback (05 Feb 2004) | English

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Synopsis

Read the enthralling medieval murder mystery behind the BBC TV Series

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.

William collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where extraordinary things are happening under the cover of night. A spectacular popular and critical success, The Name of the Rose is not only a narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chronicle of the Middle Ages.

'Whether you're into Sherlock Holmes, Montaillou, Borges, the nouvelle critique, the Rule of St. Benedict, metaphysics, library design, or The Thing from the Crypt, you'll love it' Sunday Times

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099466031
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 853.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 4292
Number of pages: 502
Weight: 406g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 35mm