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The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl - Paperback - February 10, 2004 - from Bright Beacon Books (SKU: M002044)

The Dante Club

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl - Paperback - February 10, 2004 - from Bright Beacon Books (SKU: M002044)
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The Dante Club: A Novel

by Matthew Pearl

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Dante scholars become detectives when a series of murders in 1865 Boston are modeled on Dante's Inferno.
"A whodunit of unusual class and intellect." The Boston Globe.


Matthew Pearl graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude in English and American Literature in 1997, and in 2000 from Yale Law School, where he wrote the first draft of The Dante Club . In 1998, he won the prestigious Dante Prize from the Dante Society of America for his scholarly work. He is also the editor of the new Modern Library edition of Dante’s Inferno , translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Dante Club is his first novel. He can be reached via his website,


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On Feb 13 2015, a reader said:
"The Dante Club" is a historical fiction novel laced in the mystery-thriller genre. Historical fiction books are some of my favorite. Matthew Pearl did a wonderful job piecing together this novel. You have a literary group (consisting of three poets, a historian and a publisher) working against odds to translate Dante's "Divine Comedy" in order to bring it to America for the first time ever. In the process of this, someone is going around killing people referencing the book. The group, along with one of the first African American policemen in Boston, are trying to solve the mystery together. I enjoyed how everything fell into place in the end showing that there were keys through-out the book. It also shines a light of real issues of that era. I look forward to reading more of Matthew Pearls books.


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The Dante Club
Matthew Pearl
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Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Westminster, Maryland, U.s.a.
Date published
February 10, 2004
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Historical Fiction; Mystery;

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Bright Beacon Books, founded in September, 2019, is an online only seller of books and ephemera. It features an eclectic collection with some emphasis on politics and mysteries. Though many of our offerings are new and contemporary, be sure to watch for the occasional unique offering.

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