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● The “narrator,” presumably Eco, writes of his discovery of the following manuscript.

● He writes that it was “handed” to him, and written/translated by an Abbé Valet after a document from the 14th Century.

● The narrator then read the manuscript at various places in Europe.

● The book was taken from him by his traveling companion.

● Later, in Buenos Aires, he found a reference to the book in another.

● The narrator ponders the style to be used in his presentation, and declares that he is full of doubts. He signs off in the year 1980.


● The note primarily concerns the form of the document.

● The manuscript is divided into seven days.

● Each day is divided further by the liturgical hours, which are (in order): Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, Nones, Vespers, and Compline.


● As an old man, the monk Adso sits down to recall a journey he...

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