The Prague cemetery: a novel
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Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man? What if that evil genius created the world’s most infamous document? Umberto Eco takes his readers on a remarkable journey through the underbelly of world-shattering events. Here is Eco at his most exciting, a book immediately hailed as a masterpiece.
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|Grouping Title||prague cemetery|
|Grouping Author||umberto eco|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
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|display_description||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 and secret organizations that are plotting against each other, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. One of their most powerful tools is forgery. A well-made forged document can alter people's perceptions of a religion or group, rally the masses to war, or even change history. Of the best forgers of the era is Simonio Simonini, and his latest work of deception will help lay the groundwork for the most infamous forged work of all time: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. 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 the author's ingenious imagination, this book is a thrill ride through the underbelly of actual, world shattering events. -- Provided by publisher.|
|local_callnumber_addison||FIC ECO U.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|subject_facet||Antisemitism -- Fiction|
Conspiracies -- Fiction
Europe -- History -- 1789-1900 -- Fiction
Europe -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Political crimes and offenses -- Fiction
|title_display||The Prague cemetery|
|title_full||The Prague Cemetery|
The Prague cemetery / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
The Prague cemetery : a novel [electronic resource] Eco, Umberto.
The Prague cemetery [electronic resource] Eco, Umberto.
|title_short||The Prague cemetery|
Political crimes and offenses