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The Dante Club

The Dante Club

(2003)
A novel by

 

"Matthew Pearl is the new shining star of literary fiction-- a heady, inventive, and immensely gifted author. With intricate plots, classical themes, and erudite characters... what's not to love?"
Dan Brown


A New York Times Bestseller
Words can bleed.

In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses of the Dante Club - poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields - are finishing America's first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante's remarkable visions to the New World. The powerful Boston Brahmins at Harvard College are fighting to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of foreign superstitions into American minds will prove as corrupting as the immigrants arriving at Boston Harbor.

The members of the Dante Club fight to keep a sacred literary cause alive, but their plans fall apart when a series of murders erupts through Boston and Cambridge. Only this small group of scholars realizes that the gruesome killings are modeled on the descriptions of Hell's punishments from Dante's Inferno. With the lives of the Boston elite and Dante's literary future in America at stake, the Dante Club members must find the killer before the authorities discover their secret.

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and an outcast police officer named Nicholas Rey, the first black member of the Boston police department, must place their careers on the line to end the terror. Together, they discover that the source of the murders lies closer to home than they ever could have imagined.

The Dante Club is a magnificent blend of fact and fiction, a brilliantly realized paean to Dante's continued grip on our imagination, and a captivating thriller that will surprise readers from beginning to end.

From the Hardcover edition.

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 1448129427 / 9781448129423 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House
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January 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 141766598X / 9781417665983 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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August 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dante Club (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 1587244659 / 9781587244650 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0375505296 / 9780375505294 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0099590352 / 9780099590354 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Dante Club: A Novel
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 034549038X / 9780345490384 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0743563921 / 9780743563925 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audioworks
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0099465981 / 9780099465980 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dante Club: A Novel
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0812971043 / 9780812971040 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 1588363104 / 9781588363107 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

May 2006 : USA Audible edition
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 074355373X / 9780743553735 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0753120399 / 9780753120392 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0743517911 / 9780743517911 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2003 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 074351792X / 9780743517928 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 079272786X / 9780792727866 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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February 2003 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0792727878 / 9780792727873 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Dante Club
Author(s): Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2003 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Dante Club: A Novel
Author(s): Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Random House
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