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Whether it’s a critically acclaimed novel or provocative collection of essays, every work from bestselling author Umberto Eco is a highly anticipated publishing event. The Prague Cemetery is set amid conspiracy-rich nineteenth-century Europe, where intrigue abounds—and where a lone, evil genius may be pulling all the strings.

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult, and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Even if the best parts of The Prague Cemetery are those he did not invent, Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “In his sixth novel, The Prague Cemetery, [Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A well-executed thriller...Provacative and suspenseful.”

    USA Today

  • “Entertaining...challenging and worthwhile.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “I find this book fascinating, perhaps the best Eco has written in years.”

    Huffington Post

  • “An extremely readable narrative of betrayal, terrorism, [and] murder.”

    Telegraph (London)

  • “[A] clever book.”

    Jewish Chronicle

  • “This captivating, controversial novel unrolls the story of a very purposeful secret agent who weaves plots, intrigues, and attacks that help determine the political fate of the European continent.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Intriguing, hilarious...a tale by a master.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue...this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography.”


  • “Fascinating stuff.”

    Library Journal

  • “A perplexing, multilayered, attention-holding mystery.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the November 2011 Indie Next List
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Allison | 2/20/2014

    " Had to be returned to the library with just one last disc to listen to but didn't much mind. Too bad, parts of it were really interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kimberly Allen | 2/20/2014

    " Cannot finish this. Such a hateful main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corné | 2/12/2014

    " Alle goede dingen die je in boeken van Eco aantreft, komen in De Begraafplaats van Praag samen: een interessant decor, een spannende verhaallijn en heerlijke verwijzingen naar de wereldliteratuur en wereldgeschiedenis. Alles in een goed leesbaar boek. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Smith Nickerson | 11/1/2013

    " Challenging read and full of interesting concepts. I would give it a five but I had to subtract 3 stars for its intellectual snobbery. "

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