The Dante Club Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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The Dante Club

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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 College 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.



  • This story may be slightly over written for me. I tend to like easy reads and this story seems complicated like a text book that is trying to over do verses stating items or explanations in the simpler terms. Cindy
  • This book caught my attention as I fondly remember helping my college roommate memorize Dante's Inferno for finals. This book moves a little slowly for my taste. Not really a book to listen to while exercising! The murders are not that believable, but in all I enjoyed the read.
  • Excellent choice for a little cross country driving. Perhaps Matthew Pearl's writing is not on a par with that of Longfellow, Holmes, Lowell and Dante. Perhaps the premise is a bit far-fetched. So what? The story was engaging, the reading was pleasant and it made an otherwise boring drive quite enjoyable. What's not to like?