The Prague Cemetery Chapter 12

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Page 191

bookshop in rue de Beaune
Eco may have taken the description of the bookseller Mademoiselle Beuque from the memoirs of French writer and feminist Juliette Adam (1836-1936), Mes premières armes littéraires et politiques (Paris, A. Lemerre, 1904, p.134-137). In Adam's memoir, Beuque discusses Fourierism.

Page 192

Disraeli... underlined whole passages
the passages are from Disraeli's political novel from 1844, Coningsby. Full Text - Gutenberg

mouchard
an informer, spy.

Page 194

tomb of Abelard and Heloise
The resting place of the star-crossed medieval lovers is in dispute, but this is how the tomb appears today:

the tomb in Pere Lachaise cemetery, photo by Brad Stabler, Creative Commons

Page 196

Rocher de Cancale restaurant
Again, Eco takes the exact names of dishes from the menu of this historic restaurant. Source

Page 200

Gounod's Faust
mentioned for any other reason than the "evil" theme of the book?


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Cover
Chapter 1
pp. 1-4
Chapter 2
pp. 5-28
Chapter 3
pp. 29-46
Chapter 4
pp. 47-82
Chapter 5
pp. 83-96
Chapter 6
pp. 97-113
Chapter 7
pp. 114-139
Chapter 8
pp. 140-158
Chapter 9
pp. 159-167
Chapter 10
pp. 168-169
Chapter 11
pp. 170-190
Chapter 12
pp. 191-210
Chapter 13
pp. 211
Chapter 14
pp. 212-228
Chapter 15
pp. 229-232
Chapter 16
pp. 233-235
Chapter 17
pp. 236-259
Chapter 18
pp. 260-271
Chapter 19
pp. 272-277
Chapter 20
pp. 278-283
Chapter 21
pp. 284-301
Chapter 22
pp. 302-330
Chapter 23
pp. 331-377
Chapter 24
pp. 378-397
Chapter 25
pp. 398-407
Chapter 26
pp. 408-426
Chapter 27
pp. 427-437