The Name of the Rose Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 595
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544176560

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The Name of the Rose Excerpt :

In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.

The Key to  The Name of the Rose  Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Key to The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Adele J. Haft
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 0472086219

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The Key to The Name of the Rose Excerpt :

Unravels Umberto Eco's classic mystery novel

Postscript to The Name of the Rose Book
Score: 5
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Postscript to The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015007020285

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The Awful Truth About The Name Of The Rose Book

The Awful Truth About The Name Of The Rose


  • Author : Marco Ocram
  • Publisher : Tiny Fox Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Awful Truth About The Name Of The Rose Excerpt :

“IT IS STAN,” screamed the unhinged monk. “STAN HAS COME AMONGST US!” “Stan?” cried the abbot and I in bewilderment. “Who is Stan?” I realized my mistake, and retyped the line. “IT IS SATAN,” screamed the unhinged monk. “SATAN HAS COME AMONST US!” Mega-selling author, Marco Ocram, is on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and needs complete rest. Police Chief Como Galahad—Marco’s main character—needs a volunteer to go under-cover at the Abbey, a remote celebrity retreat run as a medieval monastery, where something fishy is afoot. There’s only one solution—Marco books into the Abbey for a detox, just a few days before a hundred A-listers fly in for a grand gala dinner. Could anything go wrong? Could Marco write a labyrinth of astounding twists to leave all the world’s top celebrities moments from an awful death? Will you be amazed by the ending? You bet! Fast, funny, and utterly different. Welcome to the weird world of The Awful Truth.

Naming the Rose Book

Naming the Rose


  • Author : M. Thomas Inge
  • Publisher : Jackson, MS : University Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013416790

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Reflections on the Name of the Rose Book

Reflections on the Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Italian fiction
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 074939627X

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Reflections on the Name of the Rose Excerpt :

This is a book which stems from the author's account of the genesis of his celebrated novel, The Name of the Rose, but which, like the novel itself, goes far beyond the particular. Eco's investigation of the mechanics of fiction expands into a debate that encompasses, in a small space, the workings of the imagination, the responsibilities of the novelist, and the blend of invention, research, and distilled commonsense that goes to make up the modern novel. Along the way, he touches on bad books, ideal readers, historical form, and the metaphysics of the detective story.

Black Widow Book

Black Widow


  • Author : Marjorie M. Liu
  • Publisher : Marvel Enterprises
  • Release Date : 2011-01-05
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0785143548

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Black Widow Excerpt :

The deadly super-spy from IRON MAN 2, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA in her own action-packed tale! Natasha Romanoff is not a super hero. And yet as the Black Widow, she manages to hold her own against a world of incredibly powerful enemies and allies. But now someone has tried to kill Natasha and almost succeeded. Now she sets out to find her attacker with no suspects and no leads. Who could be deadly enough to get the drop on Natasha? COLLECTING: Black Widow #1-5, Enter the Heroic Age (8 pg story)

By Any Other Name Book

By Any Other Name


  • Author : Simon Morley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861540549

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By Any Other Name Excerpt :

‘Fascinating...I’ll never look at a rose in quite the same way again.’ Adrian Tinniswood The rose is bursting with meaning. Over the centuries it has come to represent love and sensuality, deceit, death and the mystical unknown. Today the rose enjoys unrivalled popularity across the globe, ever present at life’s seminal moments. Grown in the Middle East two thousand years ago for its pleasing scent and medicinal properties, it has become one of the most adored flowers across cultures, no longer selected by nature, but by us. The rose is well-versed at enchanting human hearts. From Shakespeare’s sonnets to Bulgaria’s Rose Valley to the thriving rose trade in Africa and the Far East, via museums, high fashion, Victorian England and Belle Epoque France, we meet an astonishing array of species and hybrids of remarkably different provenance. This is the story of a hardy, thorny flower and how, by beauty and charm, it came to seduce the world.

How to Spot a Fascist Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Spot a Fascist


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473585485

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How to Spot a Fascist Excerpt :

We are here to remember what happened and to declare solemnly that ‘they’ must never do it again. But who are ‘they’? HOW TO SPOT A FASCIST is a selection of three thought-provoking essays on freedom and fascism, censorship and tolerance – including Eco’s iconic essay ‘Ur-Fascism’, which lists the fourteen essential characteristics of fascism, and draws on his own personal experiences growing up in the shadow of Mussolini. Umberto Eco remains one of the greatest writers and cultural commentators of the last century. In these pertinent pieces, he warns against prejudice and abuses of power and proves a wise and insightful guide for our times. If we strive to learn from our collective history and come together in challenging times, we can hope for a peaceful and tolerant future. Freedom and liberation are never-ending tasks. Let this be our motto: ‘Do not forget.’

Five Moral Pieces Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Five Moral Pieces


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002-10-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547564050

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Five Moral Pieces Excerpt :

In this prescient essay collection, the acclaimed author of Foucault’s Pendulum examines the cultural trends and perils at the dawn of the 21st century. In the last decade of the 20th century, Umberto Eco saw an urgent need to embrace tolerance and multiculturalism in the face of our world’s ever-increasing interconnectivity. At a talk delivered during the first Gulf War, he points out the absurdity of armed conflict in a globalized economy where the flow of information is unstoppable and the enemy is always behind the lines. Elsewhere, he questions the influence of the news media and identifies its contribution to our collective disillusionment with politics. In a deeply personal essay, Eco recalls his boyhood experience of Italy’s liberation from fascism. He then analyzes the universal elements of fascism, including the “cult of tradition” and a “suspicion of intellectual life.” And finally, in an open letter to an Italian cardinal, Eco reflects on a question underlying all the reflections in the book: What does it mean to be moral or ethical when one doesn't believe in God? “At just 111 pages, Five Moral Pieces packs a philosophical wallop surprising in such a slender book. Or maybe not so surprising. Eco's prose here is beautiful.”—January Magazine

The Name of the Rose Book
Score: 3.5
From 158 Ratings

The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Detective and mystery stories
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89085145860

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The Name of the Rose Excerpt :

In 1327, Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Bakersville arrives to investigate. His delicate mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in the same number of days, and Brother William must turn detective to sort things out.

The Rose Code Book
Score: 4.5
From 46 Ratings

The Rose Code


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062943484

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The Rose Code Excerpt :

“The reigning queen of historical fiction” -- Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Book
Score: 3.5
From 134 Ratings

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell


  • Author : Susanna Clarke
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2010-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608195350

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Excerpt :

In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

Inventing the Enemy Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Inventing the Enemy


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547577609

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Inventing the Enemy Excerpt :

This essay collection by the revered public intellectual displays his “profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes” (Booklist). In these fourteen essays, Umberto Eco examines many of the ideas that have inspired his provocative and illuminating fiction. From the title essay—a disquisition of the notion that every country needs an enemy—he takes readers on an exploration of lost islands, mythical realms, and the medieval world. His topics range from indignant reviews of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist journalists, to an examination of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions about the soul of an unborn child, to censorship, violence and WikiLeaks. Here are essays full of passion, curiosity, and probing intellect by one of the world’s most esteemed scholars and critically acclaimed, best-selling novelists. “True wit and wisdom coexist with fierce scholarship inside Umberto Eco, a writer who actually knows a thing or two about being truly human.” — Buffalo News

The Name of the Rose Book
Score: 3.5
From 167 Ratings

The Name of the Rose


  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN 10 : 0156001314

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The Name of the Rose Excerpt :

It is the year 1327. Franciscans in an Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, but Brother William of Baskerville’s investigation is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book