Title: The Island of the Day Before
Publisher: Harcourt Brace, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First American Edition.
Fine/Fine unread copy protected by archival Brodart cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001412
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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