Book #15578

The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 469, [5] pages
Publisher: Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2005.
ISBN: 9780151011407

Price: $190.00

A very beautiful and desirable first English language edition, first printing (published three days before the UK edition but after the original Italian edition) in Very Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Umberto Eco directly on the front free endpaper. Contursi A053e.

Yambo, a rare-book dealer in Milan, suffered a loss of memory. While he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, he no longer knows his own name, doesn't recognize his wife or his daughters, and remembers nothing about his parents or his childhood. In an effort to retrieve his past, he searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and adolescent diaries to relive the story of his generation: Mussolini, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire.

Author Bio

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory.

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