The Dante Club
A NovelBook - 2003
From Library Staff
In 19th-century Boston, a small group of well-known scholars translates the works of Dante into English. Their work takes the special meaning as a serial killer stalks the streets, eliminating his victims using methods found in Dante's Inferno.
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 Dant... Read More »
When a serial killer in Boston starts using Dante's Inferno as inspiration, a club of scholars who enjoy translating the text might have to kick their work up a notch.
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 ... Read More »