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The island of the day before [electronic resource]. Umberto Eco.

Eco, Umberto. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780547563893 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2006.

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Summary, etc.: After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing.As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy.In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Mariner Books, 2006. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 421 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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