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Matthew Pearl

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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6721-0 (0-8129-6721-6)

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






The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Matthew Pearl
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$12.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8045-5 (0-8129-8045-X)

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 Jasper... Read more






The Dante Club
Written by Matthew Pearl
Ballantine Books | Paperback | June 2006
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-49038-4 (0-345-49038-X)

The New York Times Bestseller

Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno. Only an elite group of America’s first Dante scholars—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields—can solve the mystery. With the police baffled, more lives endangered... Read more






The Dante Club
Written by Matthew Pearl
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7104-0 (0-8129-7104-3)

The New York Times Bestseller

Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno. Only an elite group of America’s first Dante scholars—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields—can solve the mystery. With the police baffled, more lives endangered... Read more






The Last Dickens
Written by Matthew Pearl
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7802-5 (0-8129-7802-1)

Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens’s sudden death reaches his struggling American publisher, James Osgood sends his trusted clerk, Daniel Sand, to await the arrival of Dickens’s unfinished final manuscript. But Daniel never returns, and when his body is discovered by the docks, Osgood must embark on a quest to... Read more






The Poe Shadow
Written by Matthew Pearl
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | July 2007
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7012-8 (0-8129-7012-8)

“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 that Poe was a second-rate writer who... Read more






The Technologists (with bonus short story The Professor's Assassin)
Written by Matthew Pearl
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | November 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7803-2 (0-8129-7803-X)

“A terrific historical mystery in the fine old Arthur Conan Doyle style . . . Who knew that a mystery formed around the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could be so good? . . . There are cliffhanger endings and fortuitous escapes. . . . There are even a... Read more






The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Written by Edgar Allan Poe, Introduction by Matthew Pearl
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2006
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64342-5 (0-679-64342-7)

Edited and with an Introduction by Matthew Pearl
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... Read more





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