Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl

This novel is a murder mystery solved by the members of the Dante Club; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell and J T Fields.  The author weaves the attitudes and writings of these poets and publisher with the story from Dante's Inferno.  It makes for an engrossing tale, where I learned history, poetry, and even a little biology.  I enjoyed the way the story exposes the reader to Dante's writings.  The slices of late 1800 Boston history were interesting too.  I didn't solve the mystery until the very end.  A good read.

Published: 2004  Read: November 2013  Genre: Mystery

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