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Matthew Pearl

Biography

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 30 languages, and his nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and Slate.

Matthew Pearl

Books by Matthew Pearl

by Matthew Pearl - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Baltimore, 1849.  The public, the press, and even Edagar Allen Poe’s own family and friends accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end as a drunkard. Everyone, in fact, seems to believe this except a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a passionate crusade to salvage Poe’s.

by Matthew Pearl - Fiction, Thriller

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, and Dante’s literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find the killer.et.