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The Island of the Day Before

by Umberto Eco | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140259198 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookczukwing of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on 5/30/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookczukwing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, May 30, 2008
Picked up at Goodwill. I really like Eco as an author. I look forward to reading this.

From the Publisher

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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookczukwing at Little Free Library - Warren St in Charleston, South Carolina USA on Monday, November 23, 2020

Released 3 yrs ago (11/23/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library - Warren St in Charleston, South Carolina USA

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