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  • Published: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446468289
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

The Prague Cemetery




Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012

'Eco's most accessible novel since The Name of the Rose, a temptingly complex tale of 19th-century plots and conspiracies' - Sunday Times

Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres.

But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, lies just one man?

  • Published: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446468289
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

About the author

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (1932–2016) wrote fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero along with many brilliant collections of essays.

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Praise for The Prague Cemetery

A novel that takes the power of fakery in history to new heights...This work of teasing historical pseudo-reconstruction combines an intriguing philosophy of history with an elaborate set of reflections on narrative and the nature of fiction.

Times Literary Supplement

Erudite and pop, sinister and passionate...A work destined to become a classic.

La Repubblica

This feels like Eco's most accessible novel since The Name of the Rose, a temptingly complex tale of 19th-century plots and conspiracies, and of an evil genius who may be behind them all

Sunday Times

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