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The Prague Cemetery

by Umberto Eco

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The Prague Cemetery Synopsis

The Prague Cemetery is Umberto Eco at his most exciting, a novel immediately hailed as his masterpiece. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to notorious forgery 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? And what if that evil genius created the most infamous document of all? Eco takes his readers on an unforgettable journey through the underbelly of world-shattering events.

The Prague Cemetery Press Reviews

I find this book fascinating, perhaps the best Eco has written in years. -- Huffington Post

A well-executed thriller . . . provocative and suspenseful. -- USA Today

[Eco's] latest takes that longtime thriller darling, the conspiracy theory, and turns it into something grander...Sold to 40 countries and said to be controversial; a speed-read with smarts. -- Library Journal , My Picks

A whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue...this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography. -- Booklist

Intriguing, hilarious....a tale by a master. -- Publishers Weekly boxed review

He's got a humdinger in this new high-level whodunit...a perplexing, multilayered, attention-holding mystery. -- Kirkus , starred

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ISBN: 9781846554919
Publication date: 03/11/2011
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846554919
Publication date: 3rd November 2011
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,

About Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana and The Prague Cemetery, along with many brilliant collections of essays. He died in February 2016.

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