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The Island of the Day before

By Umberto Eco

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| Softcover | 9780140259193

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In 1643 a castaway comes upon an abandoned ship anchored off a desert island. As he explores the vessel’s mysterious cargo, he revisits the events of his tempestuous youth-and limns his era’s obsession with science and navigation. Tr Continue

In 1643 a castaway comes upon an abandoned ship anchored off a desert island. As he explores the vessel’s mysterious cargo, he revisits the events of his tempestuous youth-and limns his era’s obsession with science and navigation. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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    I have read many Umberto Eco works - as well as some of his non-fiction, but this book affected me particulalrly due to the location, as my father was on Christmas Island (supposedly discovered Christmas day but of course they hadn't realised they'd ...(continue)

    I have read many Umberto Eco works - as well as some of his non-fiction, but this book affected me particulalrly due to the location, as my father was on Christmas Island (supposedly discovered Christmas day but of course they hadn't realised they'd crossed the date line) during the British hydrogen bomb tests ..

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    Unfortunately, I found this book completely unreadable and abandoned it after a valiant attempt at getting through the first 50 pages (I have a personal rule that any book should be given 50 pages of benefit-of-the-doubt).

    Interestingly, I have ...(continue)

    Unfortunately, I found this book completely unreadable and abandoned it after a valiant attempt at getting through the first 50 pages (I have a personal rule that any book should be given 50 pages of benefit-of-the-doubt).

    Interestingly, I have met several people who have attempted to read the book (usually because they enjoyed The Name of the Rose), but none of them were able to finish this one.

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    G-J said on Feb 29, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Softcover 528 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0140259198
  • ISBN-13: 9780140259193
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Publish date: 1999-01-28
  • Dimensions: 232 mm x 870 mm x 1,392 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Others
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