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The Resource The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

Label
The Prague cemetery
Title
The Prague cemetery
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
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-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events
Member of
Summary
Looks into the 1897 diary of Captain Simonini, an antisemitic Italian in Paris who forges documents for the highest bidder, providing conspiracies and scapegoats for factions all over Europe, and is behind the most notorious forgery of all
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10011240
Cataloging source
BT
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Eco, Umberto
Dewey number
853.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Dixon, Richard
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True
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  • Antisemitism
  • Conspiracies
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047947800
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
439 p.
Isbn
9781846554926
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Publication
Control code
000047947800
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
439 p.
Isbn
9781846554926
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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