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The Island of the Day Before

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Book Summary of The Island of the Day Before

The year is 1643. Roberto, a young nobleman, survives war, the Bastille, exile and shipwreck as he voyages to a Pacific island straddling the date meridian. There he waits now, alone on the mysteriously deserted Daphne, separated by treacherous reefs from the island beyond: the island of the day before. If he could reach it, time - and his misfortunes - might be reversed. But first he must learn to swim...

About the Author
Umberto Eco is the author of four bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Before and Baudolino. His collections of essays also include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Faith in Fakes, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. A Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.

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Details of Book: The Island of the Day Before (BSID:6666)

Book The Island of the Day Before
Author Umberto Eco
ISBN 0749396660
ISBN-13 9780749396664, 978-0749396664
Binding Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Publishing Date 1996
Number of Pages 515
Language Italian
Dimensions 7.83 x 5.16 x 1.38 inches
Weight 362 grams

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Thomas March 21, 2008 review from Goodreads

was enthralled by The Name of the Rose as a work of historical fiction; loved reading Focault's Pendulum (anyone who enjoyed reading The DaVini Code should read this to experience a real historical-religious thriller.The Island of the Day Before? this book inspired me to swear never to read a boo...

Josh July 17, 2007 review from Goodreads

Usually, I have one of three reactions to a book: I love it and plow through it, I hate it and put it down within 50 pages, or I like it and take my time, possibly reading other books simultaneously. This one ... oy. Because of The Name of the Rose, I kept expecting it to be good - or, more accu...

Paul January 12, 2008 review from Goodreads

Definitely my favorite Eco book. Got to give Annie props for recommending this one to me. Who knew that longitude could be such an interesting ontological motif?

Maxym December 05, 2011 review from Goodreads

I donâ??t understand why people donâ??t like this book, because I do really think that is one of the most luminous Ecoâ??s novels. The form of The Island of the Day Before (1994) could seem very simple, but it is not true. As often for Ecoâ??s literal strategy he tries to mask a various citations, allusi...

Gavin August 14, 2008 review from Goodreads

I originally read this when it first came out, but have just completed a reread.It might be described as the ultimate shaggy dog story. Eco explores language to a large extent in this book with phrases that include multiple variations on a common stem, such as it was necessary that the necessitie...


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