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Published by Harvest Books .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

ContributionsGeoffrey Brock (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7365674M
ISBN 100156030438
ISBN 109780156030434
OCLC/WorldCa69019511

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Now, with The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Eco crafts another of the ambitious and breathtaking novels that are his trademark. When book dealer Yambo suffers amnesia, he loses all sense of who he is, but retains memories of all the books, poems, songs, and movies he has ever experienced.   The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(10K). Find books like The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Mysterious Flame of Qu. The information about The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.