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Matthew Pearl
Matthew Pearl

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Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, and The Last Dickens. He is the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante’s Inferno (translated by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow) and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales.

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Inferno

Written by Dante
Edited by Matthew Pearl
Translated by Henry W. Longfellow
Introduction by Lino Pertile


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $13.00

In 1867, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow completed the first American translation of Inferno and thus introduced Dante’s literary genius to the New World. In the Inferno, the spirit of the classical poet Virgil leads Dante through the nine circles of Hell on the initial stage of his journey toward Heaven. Along the... Read more >
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Matthew Pearl


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $2.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $12.00

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a novel that is itself the subject of one of literature’ s most enduring mysteries. The story recounts the troubled romance of Rosa Bud and the book’s eponymous character, who later vanishes. Was Drood murdered, and if so by whom? All clues point to John... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Dante Club
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $15.00

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The Dante Club
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $11.99

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The Last Dickens
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Last Dickens
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Poe Shadow
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $15.00

2009 Common Reading selection, Collin College (Plano, TX)

“I present to you . . . the truth about this man’s death and my life.”

Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even Poe’s own family and friends accept the conclusion... Read more >
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The Poe Shadow
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 23, 2006
Price: $11.99

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The Professor's Assassin (Short Story)

Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: eBook, 60 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 5, 2011
Price: $0.99

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The Technologists (with bonus short story The Professor's Assassin)
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $16.00

Boston, 1868. The Civil War may be over but a new war has begun, one between past and present, tradition and technology. The daring Massachusetts Institute of Technology is on a mission to harness science for the benefit of all. But when an unnatural disaster strikes the ships in Boston Harbor... Read more >
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The Technologists (with bonus short story The Professor's Assassin)
A Novel
Written by Matthew Pearl


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Dupin Tales
Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Introduction by Matthew Pearl


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Introduction by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 23, 2006
Price: $10.00

Includes The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, and The Purloined Letter

Between 1841 and 1844, Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with three mesmerizing stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin. Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving... Read more >
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