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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? What if that evil genius created the world's most infamous document? Umberto Eco takes his readers on a remarkable journey through the underbelly of world-shattering events. Here is Eco at his most exciting, a book immediately hailed as a masterpiece.
Title: The Prague Cemetery
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown Harcourt: 2011
ISBN Number: 0547577532
ISBN Number 13: 9780547577531
Book Condition: As new
Jacket Condition: as new Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001299
Description: 444pp. 8vo. Signed on the title page by the author. Stated First American Edition. Complete number line from 10-1 is present. Translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon. Book is in pristine condiion and the dust jacket is protected by a Gaylord cover.