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  • 'Umberto Eco has written a novel - his first - and it has become a literary event'

    New York Times Book Review
  • 'A novel of stunning intelligence, linguistic richness, thematic complexity'

    Il Giorno
  • 'This novel belongs with Voltaire' philosophical tales - in the entertaining guise of an erudite fiction story, it is also a vibrant plea for freedom, moderation and wisdom'


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