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The island of the day before

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In 1643 a castaway comes upon an abandoned ship anchored off a desert island. As he explores the vessel's mysterious cargo, he revisits the events of his tempestuous youth-and limns his era's obsession with science and navigation. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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full_title island of the day before
author eco umberto
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display_description After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy.In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.
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subject_facet Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Knights and knighthood -- Fiction, Shipwrecks -- Oceania -- Fiction, Shipwrecks -- South Pacific Ocean -- Fiction
title_display The island of the day before
title_full The island of the day before / by Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver, The island of the day before [electronic resource] Eco, Umberto.
title_short The island of the day before
topic_facet Electronic books, Knights and knighthood, Shipwrecks