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Imagine a medieval Benedictine monastery with cellarers herbalists gardeners librarians young novices One after the other half a dozen monks are found murdered in the most bizarre ways and the reader very quickly finds out that the monastery supposedly a place of piety and tranquility is the place of sin and corruption William of Baskerville a learned Franciscan who is sent to solve the mystery finds himself involved in the frightening events inside the abbey This is the story of The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco It is the year 1327 when William of Baskerville and his young scribe Adso of Melk who narrates the story many years later arrive at the monastery The monastery contains the greatest library of Christianity The monks live by books and for books 351 however only the librarian and his assistant are allowed to enter the stacks in the labyrinth of the library The reason is that there are thousands of books by pagan Jewish Arab authors and the librarian has the sovereign power to decide whose mind is mature enough to view these heresies 340 Naturally the forbidden library like heaven becomes the place that all the monks crave for Strange intrigues develop among the monks and suddenly turn to murder A gifted young illuminator Adelmo is killed the next morning a second monk is found dead plunged head first into a barrel of pigs blood Surprisingly enough toward the end of the book it turns out that all those horrible crimes were committed for highly ethical reasons The manuscript that caused the murders is the second part of the Poetics by Aristotle - the lost book containing his theory of comedy and laughter - has been found in the library and the murderer would do anything to stop the manuscript from being exposed to others Before they solve the mystery of the murders the main characters have to encounter many
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