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The Island Of The Day Before
The Island Of The Day Before
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Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : Vintage Books
ISBN# : 0-7493-9666-0
Pages : 513
Price :INR 496
Offer Price:INR 441
Book Description
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 read it, time and his misfortunes might be reversed. but first he must learn to swim. Thrillingly plotted, engrossing, funny and moving. The island of the day Before is umerto Eco's finest novel to date. Every age gets a classics it deserves. I hope we deserve the Island of the day before this novel belongs in the great tradition of Swift's Gulliver's travels, exhilarated by the sheer sensory excitement of the music's telling. No comparable book has ever existed. The exuberance of the narrative and the sheer sumptuousness of the language posses a precision for which everything in Eco's earlier writing ha prepared us, but equally a panache for which nothing had
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