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Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco

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Foucault’s Pendulum is divided into ten segments represented by the ten Sefiroth. The novel is full of esoteric references to the Kabbalah. The title of the book refers to an actual pendulum designed by the French physicist Léon Foucault to demonstrate the rotation of the earth, which has symbolic significance within the novel.

Bored with their work, and after reading too many manuscripts about occult conspiracy theories, three vanity publisher employees (Belbo, Diotallevi and Casaubon) invent their own conspiracy for fun. They call this satirical intellectual game “The Plan,” a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real.

The three become increasingly obsessed with The Plan, and sometimes forget that it’s just a game. Worse still, other conspiracy theorists learn about The Plan, and take it seriously. Belbo finds himself the target of a real secret society that believes he possesses the key to the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.

DIMENSIONS

Height: 24cm
Width: 16cm
Depth: 5.5cm

**DISCLAIMER** Please note that these are vintage books and have probably passed through a number of hands in their lifetime. This is part of the charm for me, but for some it may be less so. You can expect to find some general page discoloration, some creases in the spine and occasionally cover, the odd smudge or perhaps an inscription in the front. Condition will vary from book to book, but this will be reflected in the price and images. Any major damage such as loose pages, tears, scribbling throughout the body of the book or missing dust jackets will be mentioned.

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DISCLAIMER

Most of our products are vintage in nature and will show varying signs of age appropriate wear. However, we will always endeavour to point out any imperfections and describe items to the best of our ability. Please always be sure to examine the pictures and dimensions carefully. If you are unsure about absolutely anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us, as we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

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