Book Summary Set in the 17th century, in Italy, France and on the
high seas, this is a tale of medieval legends and dastardly deeds,
mixed with portions of exploration literature. Roberto, a young
nobleman, waits alone on a Pacific island, separated from the
island beyond: the island of the day before. About the Author
Umberto Eco is the author of three bestselling novels, The Name of
The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, and The Island of The Day Before.
His collections of essays also include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and
the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To
Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. A Professor of Semiotics at
the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.