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The Resource The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl

The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl

Label
The Dante Club : a novel
Title
The Dante Club
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Pearl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In 1865, the preparations of the Dante Club--led by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes--to release the first translation of Dante's "The Divine Comedy" are threatened by a series of murders that re-create episodes from "Inferno."
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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071348
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E25
LC item number
D36 2003
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19844852
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9780812971040
Lccn
2002-017886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm49260645
Label
The Dante Club : a novel, Matthew Pearl
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19844852
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9780812971040
Lccn
2002-017886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm49260645

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