The Island of the Day Before

Author: Umberto Eco


SKU: 9780156030373 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Mariner Books
Product ID: 512533


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.

ISBN: 9780156030373
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pub Date: 06/2006
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.20w x 1.40d

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Weight 0.95 lbs
Dimensions 7.80 × 5.20 × 1.40 in