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The Island of the Day Before

Eco, Umberto

Verlag: Secker & Warburg, London, 1995
ISBN 10: 0436202700 / ISBN 13: 9780436202704
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Titel: The Island of the Day Before

Verlag: Secker & Warburg, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

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Priceclipped jacket with light wear to edges. Binding well preserved and contents clean and sound. MB. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 249389

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Inhaltsangabe: Set in the 17th century, Eco's third novel tells the story of Roberto, a young nobleman. He survives war, the Bastille and shipwreck, and meets a variety of fantastical people, animals and machines as he voyages to a Pacific island straddling the date meridian.

Rezension: "No comparable book has ever existed... The exuberance of the narrative and sheer sumptuousness of the language possess a precision for which everything in Eco's earlier writing had prepared us, but equally a panache for which nothing had" ( Sunday Times)

"Vintage Eco...full of verbal conjuring: both an enjoyable fable and a skillful parade of recent literary theory and history of science" ( The Times)

"A great feast of words" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"Every age gets the classics it deserves. I hope we deserve The Island of the Day Before...This novel belings in the great tradition of Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Johnson's Rasselas and Voltaire's Candide. We are left energized, exhilarated by the sheer sensory excitement of the music's telling." ( New York Times Book Review)

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