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 KansasKiwi on 5/13/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by KansasKiwi on Friday, May 13, 2005

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In 1865 Boston, the members 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 are fighting to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of foreign superstitions onto American bookshelves will prove as corrupting as the immigrants living in Boston Harbor.

As they struggle to keep their sacred literary cause alive, the plans of the Dante Club are put in further jeopardy when a serial killer unleashes his terror on the city. Only the scholars realize that the gruesome murders are modeled on the descriptions from Dante's Inferno and its account of Hell's torturous punishments. With the lives of the Boston elite and Dante's literary future in America at stake, the Dante Club must find the killer before the authorities discover their secret.

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and outcast police officer Nicolas Rey, the first black member of the Boston police department, place their careers on the line in their efforts to end the killing spree. Together, they discover that the source of the murders lies closer than they ever could have imagined.

Released 14 yrs ago (5/16/2005 UTC) at Jeanette's Cafe on South Main (Antique District) in Hutchinson, Kansas USA

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Shelved with the others.

Journal Entry 3 by ks-ca-girl from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Thursday, August 11, 2005
Have never heard of Bookcrossings. Saw this book on a table, got curious, picked it up, and learned it was a traveling book. I am a huge reader, and am excited to get going in this club/program.

Journal Entry 4 by ks-ca-girl from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Thursday, August 25, 2005
I could'nt rate the book as I did not read it all. Just could not get into this book. I am placing it back in the wild.

Released this book in Lawton OK. at Motel 6 on Lee blvd. on Sept.22nd,2005. Hope someone finds soon !!!!!

Journal Entry 5 by ks-ca-girl at Motel 6 on Lee Blvd. in Lawton, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, October 09, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (9/22/2005 UTC) at Motel 6 on Lee Blvd. in Lawton, Oklahoma USA

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