The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco audiobook

The Prague Cemetery

By Umberto Eco
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780547844206

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665011969

  • ISBN: 9781665027205

Runtime: 14.42 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction

Selected for the November 2011 Indie Next List

Nineteenth-century Europe - from Turin to Prague to Paris - abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. 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 everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Even if the best parts of The Prague Cemetery are those he did not invent, Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.” New York Times Book Review
“In his sixth novel, The Prague Cemetery, [Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A well-executed thriller...Provacative and suspenseful.” USA Today
“Entertaining...challenging and worthwhile.” Wall Street Journal
“I find this book fascinating, perhaps the best Eco has written in years.” Huffington Post
“An extremely readable narrative of betrayal, terrorism, [and] murder.” Telegraph (London)
“[A] clever book.” Jewish Chronicle
“This captivating, controversial novel unrolls the story of a very purposeful secret agent who weaves plots, intrigues, and attacks that help determine the political fate of the European continent.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Intriguing, hilarious...a tale by a master.” Publishers Weekly
“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
“Fascinating stuff.” Library Journal
“A perplexing, multilayered, attention-holding mystery.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Umberto Eco

Author Bio: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (1932–2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is best known internationally for his novel The Name of the Rose, a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Foucault’s Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, and The Prague Cemetery. He also wrote academic texts, children’s books, and essays. He was the founder of the department of media studies at the University of the Republic of San Marino, president of the graduate school for the study of the humanities at the University of Bologna, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, and an honorary fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. He was A co-honoree of the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement in 2005.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English