The Resource The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

Label
The Prague cemetery
Title
The Prague cemetery
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
853/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
PQ4865.C6
LC item number
C4613 2011
Literary form
fiction
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Label
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Publication
Note
Originally published in Italian with the title: Il Cimitero di Praga
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
AAB-3921
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First American edition
Extent
viii, 444 pages
Isbn
9780547577531
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011028593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1142680
  • (OCoLC)694829963

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