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The Dante Club: A Novel
by Matthew Pearl

Published: 2006-06-27
Mass Market Paperback : 424 pages
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The New York Times Bestseller

Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno. Only an elite group of America’s first Dante scholars—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields—can solve the ...
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The New York Times Bestseller

Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno. Only an elite group of America’s first Dante scholars—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields—can solve the mystery. With the police baffled, more lives endangered, and Dante’s literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find the killer.


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by krilljack (see profile) 07/04/20

 
  "The Dante Club"by cj5411 (see profile) 04/29/10

Once one gets past all the literary references, c. 80 pages, it is a book you cannot put down

 
  "A Thrilling Read"by gailagoraarts.com (see profile) 04/29/10

I loved The Dante Club! I did read Dante in college but many of our book club members had not and they still enjoyed the book. I was intrigued from the first page by the plot and couldn't put the book... (read more)

 
  "Unanimous 1 by 3 members"by mindyhayes (see profile) 01/26/09

I don't think I could finish - Mindy

 
  "While it was somewhat slow in the beginning; the stories unfold well."by ccombs (see profile) 11/08/07

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