The Dante Club: A Novel

by Matthew Pearl | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0812971043 Global Overview for this book
Registered by carelaisa of Québec, Québec Canada on 2/26/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Sunday, February 26, 2012

Boston. 1865. A small group of elite scholars prepares to introduce Dante's vision of hell to America. But so does a murderer.

The literary geniuses of the Dante Club - poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell and publisher J. T. Fields - are finishing America's first translation of The Divine Comedy. The powerful old guard of Harvard College wants to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of such foreign superstitions will prove as corrupting as the immigrants invading Boston Harbor. The members of the Dante Club fight to keep their 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 realises that the gruesome killings are modelled on the descriptions of Hell's punishments from Dante's Inferno. With the police baffled, lives endangered and Dante's literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find a way to stop the killer.

Journal Entry 2 by carelaisa at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/23/2017 UTC) at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases


Sent as part of Oppem’s 2017 birthday group.

I hope it will be liked, along with the goodies :)

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, December 03, 2017
Surprise book received with all sorts of other goodies for Oppem's birthday group - thank you!

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I read this a while back and found it an interesting read.

Here's another copy on my BookCrossing shelf.

Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Kakaako (details in notes) in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (12/5/2017 UTC) at Kakaako (details in notes) in Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Monday, December 4, 2017: left underneath an adorable robot (I didn't have a release bag, so I was looking for a spot where the book had a chance of staying dry if the weather got sprinkly).

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Released for Secretariat's 2017 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (week 48: books about books), DragonGoddess's What's in a Name challenge, and my D for December challenge.

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