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The Name of the Rose | Study Guide

Umberto Eco

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Overview

Author

Umberto Eco

Year Published

1980

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction, Mystery

Perspective and Narrator

Most of The Name of the Rose is told by a first-person narrator, the young monk Adso of Melk, as though the story is part of his memoirs.

Tense

The narrative is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The novel's title indicates the author's idea that the meaning associated with the "rose" is so overused it no longer bears any significance. Meaning is one of the novel's themes, but the author did not want to give anything away in his title.

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