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This is an auction for THE PRAGUE CEMETERY by Umberto Eco.

"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 (US)

"Intriguing, hilarious . . . a tale by a master."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

"He's got a humdinger in this new high-level whodunit . . . a perplexing, multilayered, attention-holding mystery."
- a *** starred *** review in Kirkus Reviews (US)

“Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. 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. 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? What if that evil genius created its most infamous document? Eco takes his readers on an unforgettable journey through the underbelly of world-shattering events. Eco at his most exciting, a book immediately hailed as a masterpiece.”

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2011.

435 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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