The island of the day before italian lisola del giorno prima is a 1994 historical fiction novel by umberto eco set in the 17th century during the historical search for the secret of longitude the central character is roberto della griva . I surmise umberto eco envisaged the island of the day before as an antithesis of robinson crusoe by daniel defoe instead of a man surviving on a deserted island he portrayed his character secluded on a deserted ship and immersed him into all kinds of abstract cerebral musings. This item island of the day before by umberto eco paperback 1595 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom free shipping details foucaults pendulum by umberto eco paperback 1515 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom free shipping details the prague cemetery by umberto eco paperback 1323. The island of the day before umberto eco author eco author william weaver although the vessel is moored only a mile from an enchanting island the two may be on opposite sides of the date . Its the novels second half in which its isolated protagonist begins to walk the line between madness and creativity that sets the island of the day before apart from its predecessors for the first time eco pays serious attention to the way the private world of an individual interacts with the surrounding world
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