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The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes. Although he looks at the past through a postmodern lens, Eco catapults his readers into the dark medieval world as Brother William tries to discover why people are dying inexplicably and nastily in the monastery. There is something not altogether right within the library that is the pride of the establishment... The old man Adso, who was an impressionable novice at the time, tells the story.

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes. Although he looks at the past through a postmodern lens, Eco catapults his readers into the dark medieval world as Brother William tries to discover why people are dying inexplicably and nastily in the monastery. There is something not altogether right within the library that is the pride of the establishment... The old man Adso, who was an impressionable novice at the time, tells the story.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes. Although he looks at the past through a postmodern lens, Eco catapults his readers into the dark medieval world as Brother William tries to discover why people are dying inexplicably and nastily in the monastery. There is something not altogether right within the library that is the pride of the establishment... The old man Adso, who was an impressionable novice at the time, tells the story.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason

Length:

21h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:29


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:10


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:58


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:03


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:16


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:10


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:13


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:12


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:25


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:55


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:36


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:40


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:12


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:09


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:00


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:26


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:11


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:54


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:25


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:40


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:45


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:12


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:30


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:40


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:17


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:14


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:57


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:15


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:30


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:21


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:25


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:23


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:08


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:15


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:22


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:42


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:27


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:14


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:33


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:50


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:43


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:00


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:44


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:06


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:11


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:57


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:18


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:34


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:13


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:08


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

08:10


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:07


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:28


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:03


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:34


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:28


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:12


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:39


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:36


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:13


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:30


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:03


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:12


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:42


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:59


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:39


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:54


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:32


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:47


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:39


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:37


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:51


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:42


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:14


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:06


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:11


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:20


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:48


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:24


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:24


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:03


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

06:04


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:09


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:57


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:44


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

08:12