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The Dante Chamber
The Dante Chamber | Matthew Pearl
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From Matthew Pearl, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, a masterful tale of literature, obsession, and murder The year is 1870. Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings disrupted Boston, a man is found murdered in the public gardens of London with an enormous stone around his neck etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When more mysterious murders erupt across the city, all in the style of the punishments Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her brother, the Dante-obsessed artist and writer Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim. Christina enlists poets Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and famous scholar Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, to assist in deciphering the literary clues. Together these unlikely investigators rush to unravel the secrets of Dante's verses in order to find Gabriel and stop the killings. Racing between the shimmering mansions of the elite and the dark corners of London's underworld, they descend further and further into the mystery. But when the true inspiration behind the gruesome murders is finally revealed, Christina realizes that the perpetrator has even bigger and more horrific plans than she had initially thought. A dazzling tale of intrigue from the writer Library Journal calls "the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers," The Dante Chamber is a riveting adventure across London and through Dante. Expertly blending fact and fiction, Pearl gives us a historical mystery like no other, captivating and enthralling until the last page.
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emz711
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Don't you love when you check up on an old book and realize there's a second one!

#surpriseseries
#sundaybrunch

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kspenmoll
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Mehso-so

Initially I really enjoyed the book. Then for me, it became too convoluted with layers of Dante‘s purgatory. I have read excerpts of Dante‘s Divine Comedy, so although I followed the journey the whole plot was a little too much. I enjoyed his first book, but not this one in the end. It was just a “so-so”for me.

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kspenmoll
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#MarvelousMay #gratitude #keeplitsypositive #stayhome #weareinthistogether #Dante #porchlife #longdistancelearning #teachersoflitsy #morningbreak #coffeeandbooks
My son surprised me with a delivery from nearby Starbucks so I am taking a break from teaching and enjoying the bird song, and morning quiet, except for an occasional car driving by. Grateful for Robert‘s thoughtful gesture.

ferskner This looks like perfection. 2y
JoScho What a treat! 🖤 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕 2y
LeahBergen I love that jug. 💙 2y
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kspenmoll
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#historicalmystery #authorsinbooks #literaryfiguresinbooks
Only on page 50 and I have encountered Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti,Alfred Tennyson, John Forster. Read a letter to Longfellow from Oliver Wendell Holmes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning is mourned. Charles Dickens is alluded to. Dante Gabriel Rossetti ( brother to Christina), artist & poet, is missing. I am having the best time with these literary figures, artists,& public servants.

Andrew65 Love the cover. 2y
Ncostell Sounds fun! I read The Dante Club a long time ago and really enjoyed it. I‘ll have to check this one out too. 2y
kspenmoll @Ncostell I read that as well years ago - it was fun to stumble on this book! 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely pic ! I have this stacked 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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kspenmoll
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#marvelousMay #day2 #gratitude

A quiet peace but for bird song this morning and church bells. I am grateful for this stolen time before the day awakens to its bustle.

Thank you @JoScho for suggesting this.

ChasingOm That‘s lovely! 2y
hilded I love those peaceful spring mornings, mine looked pretty much the same as yours ☀️ 2y
rockpools That looks lovely! We‘re missing chuch bells atm, but we do have birdsong 🎶 2y
JoScho Perfect. It makes my heart happy to hear little birds singing away 🖤 2y
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kspenmoll
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Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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kspenmoll
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#marvelousmay #keeplitsypositive
Sunny and warm today, slight breeze. Enjoying my porch in just a tee shirt, zip sweatshirt &flip flops! ☕️📚👍🏻

CocaNicola What a lovely reading area! 2y
Sace So beautiful! 🌸🌸🌸😍 2y
Branwen It looks so gorgeous and cozy! 😀💕🌸 2y
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Cathythoughts Sounds perfect 2y
annkuch13 What an amazing porch! It looks like a perfect reading spot. 2y
JoScho What a beautiful porch and yard! Perfect for reading ☺️🖤 2y
LoverOfLearning Absolutely beautiful! Enjoy! 2y
LeeRHarry Wow, look at that beautiful 🌳 in the background ! 🌸🌸🌸 2y
Gissy Beautiful spot!👌❤️❤️❤️ 2y
JaclynW I'm jealous of your lovely porch! 2y
kspenmoll @CocaNicola @Sace @Branwen @Cathythoughts @annkuch13 @JoScho @LoverOfLearning @LeeRHarry @Gissy @JaclynW Thank you all so much! It is the best “ room” in our house. Something I get excited about every spring! 2y
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kspenmoll
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I love @JoScho ‘s idea! I hope to post when I can; given my online teaching schedule can get out of control. New strategy: work 45 min; break 15. Need to clear my spinning head!!!#teachersoflitsy today I am grateful that I had my first google meet with a student with complex disabilities & we had such fun!!! #marvelousmay

JoScho It is so awesome that you are able to connect with your students like that. Thanks for joining in 🖤 2y
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DMC_run8
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as The Dante Club.

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AvidaLectrix
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After a long reading slump brought on by depression (damned beast), I have finally read again, and I cannot imagine a better novel by which I could enjoy reading again!

Mystery, history, murder, and poetry--how can there be a better combination?

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Booksnchill
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I loved The Dante Club- however, although it was steeped in Dante‘s Divine Comedy it wasn‘t as steeped as this sequel. Wow- I am just not as interested in the minutia of Dante‘s Purgatory. If you are a Dante Scholar this is the book for you! Not bad but took me a long time to get through it- slow slogging for me but not a dnf. 2.5⭐️

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Booksnchill
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Whiskey and I are taking advantage of the almost spring-like weather here to read and lounge outside!🐾💖#DogsofLitsy

JoScho Whiskey 🥃❤️🐶 4y
Booksnchill @JoScho Hi there yourself!🐾 4y
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Booksnchill
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First up on my library hold list- had to hurry over to check it out as we have a double threat today- Hurricane storms and Trump will be downtown Nashville this afternoon- the same thing! Library closing early due to both! Loved the Dante Club and now Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Dante Gabriel Rossetti are back!

Cinfhen Stay safe ❤️ 4y
Booksnchill @Cinfhen 👍🤪 4y
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BookaholicNatty
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One more for all you historical readers!!!! The Devils Reward looks good and so does Love and Ruin and the Dante Chamber!!! If you want to be transported into the past check this list out! ❤️📚

everfree7 I LOVE BookPage. I get so freakin excited when I see the new one at the library 😂🤓 4y
Eggs How nice of you to post this! I 💙💖😍 historical fiction ❣️ 4y
BookaholicNatty @Eggs I do too! I‘m really starting to like it more and more!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you love historical fiction too don‘t you?? (edited) 4y
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BookaholicNatty @everfree7 me too girlfriend!! I have a folder at home I keep them in lol I‘m such a book nerd! 4y
Crazeedi I love historical fiction too, have a couple of these on TBR, need to check out the rest! Thanks for posting! 4y
BiblioLitten I'm very curious about The Devil's Reward and The Dante Chamber 😃 4y
Chrissyreadit I love historical fiction! 4y
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Librarybelle
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I completely fangirled over hearing Matthew Pearl talk tonight. He was hilarious! The tagged book will be released in June and is a sequel to The Dante Club.

He signed this to me, “Repent,” in reference to the subject matter. And, my heart fluttered when he mentioned Christina Rossetti was in the book!

DGRachel Ooh, I loved The Dante Club! 5y
Librarybelle @DGRachel ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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