● 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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