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Author Eco, Umberto

Title The Prague cemetery : a novel / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

Publ Info Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
Edition First American edition
 CCRI-Prov.  McN PQ 4865.C6 C4613 2010    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Prov. Main Lib.  PQ4865.C6 C4613 2011    AVAILABLE
 PC  PQ4865.C6 C4613 2011    AVAILABLE
 RIC  PQ4865.C6 C4613 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PQ4865.C6 C4613 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PQ4865.C6 C4613 2011    DUE 05-02-14 BILLED
Descript viii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Translation of: Cimitero di Praga
Contents A passerby on that gray morning -- Who am I? -- Chez Magny -- In my grandfather's day -- Simonino the carbonaro -- Serving the secret service -- With the thousand -- The ercole -- Paris -- Dalla Piccola perplexed -- Joly -- A night in Prague -- Dalla Piccola says he is not Dalla Piccola -- Biarritz -- Dalla Piccola redivivus -- Boullan -- The days of the commune -- The protocols -- Osman Bey -- Russians? -- Taxil -- The devil in the nineteenth century -- Twelve years well spent -- A night Mass -- Sorting matters out -- The final solution -- Diary cut short
Note "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-ridethrough the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Conspiracies -- Fiction
Antisemitism -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Spy stories
Historical fiction
Europe -- History -- 1789-1900 -- Fiction
Suspense fiction. gsafd
Spy stories. gsafd
Historical fiction. gsafd
Add Author Eco, Umberto. Cimitero di Praga. English
Dixon, Richard
ISBN 9780547577531