By Umberto Eco
The 12 months is 1327. Franciscans in a filthy rich Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to enquire. while his tender undertaking is by surprise overshadowed by way of seven weird and wonderful deaths, Brother William turns detective. His instruments are the good judgment of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon - all sharpened to a glistening side via wry humor and a ferocious interest. He collects proof, deciphers mystery symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, the place "the best issues occur at night."
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2001-07-03
Number of Pages: 784
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"AS enjoyable AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD'S different SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH heritage, LONDON. "
–The Boston Globe
"Engaging . . . A sprawling tome that mixes truth with fiction and covers 900 years within the heritage of latest woodland, a 100,000-acre wooded area in southern England . . . Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional households, starting from aristocrats to peasants, who've lived within the woodland for generations. . . . however the actual good fortune is in how Rutherfurd paints his photograph of the wooded enclave with photos of treachery and violence, in addition to magic and sweetness. "
–The long island Post
"THE woodland IS MICHENER instructed WITH AN ENGLISH accessory. "
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"TALES of affection AND HONOR, DECEIT AND VIOLENCE, INHERITANCE AND LOSS. "
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Author identify: Edward Rutherfurd
Author Description: Francis Edward Wintle, most sensible identified lower than his pen identify Edward Rutherfurd, was once born within the cathedral urban of Salisbury. expert in the neighborhood, and on the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he labored in political learn, bookselling and publishing. After a variety of makes an attempt to write down books and performs, he eventually deserted his profession within the booklet alternate in 1983, and lower back to his adolescence domestic to put in writing SARUM, a old novel with a ten-thousand yr tale, set within the sector round the historical monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury. 4 years later, whilst the publication was once released, it turned an immediate overseas bestseller, ultimate 23 weeks at the manhattan occasions Bestseller record. for the reason that then he has written 5 extra bestsellers: RUSSKA, a singular of Russia; LONDON; THE wooded area, set in England's New woodland which lies within reach Sarum, and novels which disguise the tale of eire from the time ahead of Saint Patrick to the 20 th century. His books were translated into twenty languages.
Edward has lived in London, manhattan, New Hampshire and eire. He at the moment divides his time among New England and Europe. He has children.
Edward Rutherfurd is a lifestyles Member of the buddies of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the chums of Chawton apartment, that's situated in Jane Austen's village and devoted to the learn of ladies writers. he's additionally a consumer of the nationwide Theatre of eire (the Abbey Theatre) in Dublin.
In 2005, the town of Salisbury venerated his providers to the town by way of naming one of many streets prime off its medieval marketplace position 'Rutherfurd Walk'.
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My job’s to help you along your way. Come on, get aboard the train. Young Sam: Train? I don’t see a train. Young Ellie: Are we getting on the railroad at last? Zeke: What do you mean “at last”? Where do you think you’ve been all this time? The friendly folks who helped, those were conductors. And the shelter those folks gave you were stations. And the pathways with signs and signals, those were tracks. Now the train’s pulling out, so all aboard! Old Ellie: So we took off after Zeke, walking through the cold.
And slave hunters are all over these parts. Free folks can get into a mess of trouble trying to help runaway slaves. Young Sam: Then what are we gonna do? 37 Zeke: You won’t find proper freedom till you get over into Canada. My job’s to help you along your way. Come on, get aboard the train. Young Sam: Train? I don’t see a train. Young Ellie: Are we getting on the railroad at last? Zeke: What do you mean “at last”? Where do you think you’ve been all this time? The friendly folks who helped, those were conductors.
Old Sam: Then we heard a crashing noise behind us. Young Sam: What’s that sound? Young Ellie: Don’t look back! Keep your eyes straight ahead! Old Sam: But I couldn’t help glancing over my shoulder. The men were bigger and heavier than we were. They’d been all bunched up close together. A hole had broken through the ice, and one of the men was in the water. 35 Slave hunter 1: Help! I’ve fallen in! Get me out of here. Old Ellie: We kept moving. By and by, we were climbing up the riverbank. Old Sam: The old man who had waved towered over us in the firelight.