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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 and secret organizations that are plotting against each other, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. One of their most powerful tools is forgery. A well-made forged document can alter people's perceptions of a religion or group, rally the masses to war, or even change history. Of the best forgers of the era is Simonio Simonini, and his latest work of deception will help lay the groundwork for the most infamous forged work of all time: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. 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 the author's ingenious imagination, this book is a thrill ride through the underbelly of actual, world shattering events. -- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4865.C6
LC item number
C4613 2011
Literary form
fiction
Label
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1302806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
viii, 444 pages
Isbn
9780547577531
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011028593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1302806
  • (Sirsi) 1302806
  • (OCoLC)694829963
Label
The Prague cemetery, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1302806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
viii, 444 pages
Isbn
9780547577531
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011028593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1302806
  • (Sirsi) 1302806
  • (OCoLC)694829963

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