What is the reason for the huge success of the novel, The Name of the Rose?


Answer – 

The novel, The Name of the Rose is a hard-read, differentiating it from other novels. It is a detective narrative that contains metaphysics, theology and medieval history. Thus, it targeted the audience that is not interested in an easy reading experience, probably not all the time. However, the success of the novel still remains a mystery. 

According to Umberto, had the novel been written ten years earlier or later, it would have not attracted the same proportion of the audience. Perhaps it was the timing of its release which contributed to its immense popularity.

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