Foucault's Pendulum

Author(s): Umberto Eco

Contemporary Fiction

Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel to have some fun. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries, thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game, but then their game starts to take over, the deaths start mounting, and they are forced into a frantic search for the truth.

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A brilliantly executed intellectual detective story from the author of international best seller The Name of the Rose.

PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM "An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo."--THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD "Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose."--TIME

Umberto Eco is Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna and enjoys an international reputation as a philosopher, historian, literary critic and novelist. He lives in Milk.

General Fields

  • : 9780099287155
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : March 2001
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2001
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 652
  • : Modern fiction
  • : illustrations
  • : Umberto Eco
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : 853.914