The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
On any list of unlikely bestsellers from the last century, The Name of the Rose must hold a special place of distinction. Nothing is rarer than for a novel translated from Italian to reach the top of the New York Times bestseller list—unless it is, of course, a megahit book written by an academic whose best known previous work was A Theory of Semiotics.…
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