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Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens, The Technologists, The Last Bookaneer, and The Dante Chamber, and the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante’s Inferno (translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and his nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Slate.

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Written by Dante, Edited by Matthew Pearl, Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Introduction by Lino Pertile
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$16.00/22.00(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 Chamber
Written by Matthew Pearl
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | August 2019
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310949-5 (0-14-310949-9)

Memories, fears, the fog of nightmares...

Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings stunned Boston, a politician is found in a London park with his neck crushed by an enormous stone device etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When other shocking deaths erupt across the city, all in the... Read more

The Dante Chamber
Written by Matthew Pearl
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | May 2018
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-525-63192-7 (0-525-63192-5)

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The Dante Club
Written by Matthew Pearl
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7104-0 (0-8129-7104-3)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Before The Dante Chamber, there was The Dante Club: “an ingenious thriller that . . . brings Dante Alighieri’s Inferno to vivid, even unsettling life.”—The Boston Globe

“With intricate plots, classical themes, and erudite characters . . . what’s not to love?”—Dan Brown, author of The... Read more

The Last Bookaneer
Written by Matthew Pearl
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | April 2016
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310809-2 (0-14-310809-3)

From the New York Times–bestselling author of the Dante Club, the story of an epic literary heist by a forgotten class of consummate criminals
booka-neer′ (bŏŏkkȧ-nēr′), n. a literary pirate; an individual capable of doing all that must be done in the universe of books that publishers, authors, and readers...

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The Last Dickens
Written by Matthew Pearl
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$17.00/23.00(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
$17.00/23.00(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
$13.00/17.50(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