The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

Umberto Eco


The no 1 overseas bestseller, from Umberto Eco, writer of The identify of the Rose

“Vintage Eco . . . the e-book is a triumph.” – New York overview of Books

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot opposed to Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle clergymen with their very own intestines. French criminals plan bombings through day and have a good time Black lots at evening. each kingdom has its personal mystery carrier, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule historical past. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everybody wishes a scapegoat. yet what if, at the back of all of those conspiracies, either genuine and imagined, lay one lone guy?

“[Eco] demonstrates once more that his is a voice that compels our recognition” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Choreographed through a fact that's itself so unusual a novelist want hardly ever extend on it to supply a wondrous story . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction fact vividly to life.” – New York Times

“Classic Eco, with a difference.” – Los Angeles Times

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