The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • ‘The Name of the Rose’ by Umberto Eco, published in 1980.
  • The action of the novel takes place in 1327.
  • Benedictines in an Italian abbey are suspected of heresy.
  • The learned Franciscan, William of Baskerville, accompanied by a disciple and secretary, the novice Adso of Melk, arrives at an abbey.
  • The atmosphere in the monastery is gloomy.
  • The abbot turns to William with a request for help in unraveling the mystery of the mysterious death of one of the monks.
  • Meanwhile, more murders occur.
  • ‘The Name of the Rose’ by Umberto Eco is a narrative of a murder investigation and at the same time chronicle of the Middle Ages.

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