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The Prague cemetery / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon.

By: Eco, Umberto.
Contributor(s): Dixon, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011Edition: 1st American ed.Description: viii, 444 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780547577531 (hbk.); 0547577532 (hbk.).Uniform titles: Cimitero di Praga. English Subject(s): Antisemitism -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- Fiction | Political crimes and offenses -- Fiction | Europe -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | FICTION / Historical | FICTION / LiteraryGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 853/.914 Other classification: FIC014000 | FIC019000
Contents:
A passerby on that gray morning -- Who am I? -- Chez Magny -- In my grandfather's day -- Simonino the carbonaro -- Serving the secret service -- With the thousand -- The ercole -- Paris -- Dalla Piccola perplexed -- Joly -- A night in Prague -- Dalla Piccola says he is not Dalla Piccola -- Biarritz -- Dalla Piccola redivivus -- Boullan -- The days of the commune -- The protocols -- Osman Bey -- Russians? -- Taxil -- The devil in the nineteenth century -- Twelve years well spent -- A night Mass -- Sorting matters out -- The final solution -- Diary cut short.
Summary: "19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "-- Provided by publisher.
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A passerby on that gray morning -- Who am I? -- Chez Magny -- In my grandfather's day -- Simonino the carbonaro -- Serving the secret service -- With the thousand -- The ercole -- Paris -- Dalla Piccola perplexed -- Joly -- A night in Prague -- Dalla Piccola says he is not Dalla Piccola -- Biarritz -- Dalla Piccola redivivus -- Boullan -- The days of the commune -- The protocols -- Osman Bey -- Russians? -- Taxil -- The devil in the nineteenth century -- Twelve years well spent -- A night Mass -- Sorting matters out -- The final solution -- Diary cut short.

"19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "-- Provided by publisher.

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