|Title||The Name of the Rose
(originally published in Italian under the name ‘Il Nome Della Rosa‘)
|Initially Published In||1980 (Italian) 1983 (English)|
|Publisher||Multiple – Bompiani; Martin Secker& Warburg; Harcourt; Vintage Digital; Everyman’s Library; Mariner Books|
|Formats Available||Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, Audio|
I was planning to re-read and post the review of this book after a few months. However, when I heard of the death of Umberto Eco (the author) on 19th February 2016, I decided to pick it up ahead of my original schedule.
The Name of the Rose(Italian: Il Nome Della Rosa, 1980), is the first novel by the Italian author Umberto Eco. It is an intellectual murder mystery set in an Italian monastery, in the year 1327. It combines semiotics, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. It was translated into English in 1983 by William Weaver.
“The most intelligent and at the same time the most amusing book in years”
— Der Spiegel