At a glance:
- Author: Umberto Eco
- First Published: 1988
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Satire
- Setting: Milan, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro
- Characters: Casaubon, Jacopo Belbo, Diotallevi, Garramond, Colonel Ardenti, Agilè, Inspector Di Angelis, Lorenzo Pelligrini, Amparo, Lia
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Authors or writers, 1980's, Pregnancy, Conspiracies or conspirators, Colleges or universities, Italy or Italians, Research, Physics or physicists
- Locales: France, Europe, Paris, France, Brazil, South America, Milan, Italy
Jacopo Belbo, the senior editor at a publishing house in Milan, Italy, is taken hostage by a shadowy group of occultists. These Diabolicals, as Belbo thinks of them, are convinced that he possesses a secret map or code. They are determined to get hold of it so they can complete the task they believe their society was set up to accomplish. Casaubon, the firm’s junior editor, rushes to Paris, hoping to save Belbo’s life and perhaps his own. He hides in the Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Trades), where the famous pendulum of Léon Foucault is...
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