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The Island of the Day Before

Eco, Umberto

Published by Harcourt, New York, 1995
ISBN 10: 0151001510 / ISBN 13: 9780151001514
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Title: The Island of the Day Before

Publisher: Harcourt, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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First U.S. edition, stated; first printing, full letter line (A-E). Signed by the author in black ink on the title page: "Umberto Eco." Book is tight, square, and unmarked; top back corner, head of spine slightly bumped, else fine. Dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $25.00). Brodart-protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000926

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Synopsis: In 1643 a castaway comes upon an abandoned ship anchored off a desert island. As he explores the vessel?s mysterious cargo, he revisits the events of his tempestuous youth-and limns his era?s obsession with science and navigation. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

About the Author: UMBERTO ECO was born in Alessandria, Italy in 1932. He is the author of five novels and numerous collections of essays. A semiotician, philosopher, medievalist, and for many years a professor at the University of Bologna, Eco is now president of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici there. He has received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega, has been named a Chevalier de la L égion d'Honneur by the French government, and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Milan.

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