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"As brilliant and quirky as THE NAME OF THE ROSE, as mischievous and wide-raning....A virtuoso performance."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Three clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years befoe, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entires, they think they are creating a long lazy game--until the game starts taking over....
Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco--or indeed anyone--has ever devised.
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Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 1989, 0-15-132765-3
Published in paperback by Ballantine, 1997, 0-345-41827-1
If you love mind gaems, intricate puzzles, the curiousities of history, and strange imaginings, you'll be fascinated by FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM, an elaborate maze of a book by the author of the huge bestseller THE NAME OF THE ROSE.
There are demonstraton models of Foucault's Pendulum in science museums across the United States and in Europe - my favorite is at the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris - a museum of technology and human endeavor lodged in an ancient clerical building - it's a fabulous combination of the practical and the metaphysical.
Teri Henry, Director, Subsidiary Rights
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. THIS IS A SOFTCOVER EDITION!! Brand new book. Seller Inventory # 4JRHI6000KZ1
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1997. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. New, unread trade pb copy. 640 pages. Fine. Unresd. Seller Inventory # 000960
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0345418271
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0345418271