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The Island of the Day Before

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The Island of the Day Before

ISBN: 0151001510
Condition: Used
Condition Notes: Near fine hardcover in near fine jacket. Clean, tight, square copy. First U.S. edition.
Binding: Hardcover
Book Size: 6.5 x 9.5 in.
Pages: 515
Dust Jacket: Yes
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Publish Place: New York, NY
Publish Date:
Original Price: $25.00
Our Price: $13.50

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.

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