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1/17/2013 (2 years ago)

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New novel will focus on hidden clues in medieval poet's epic tome

Dan Brown, author of the worldwide best seller "The Da Vinci Code" is next setting his sights on Medieval poet "Dante's Inferno" as the basis of his next book. Brown says that Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon will be making a reappearance, and the novel will explore the deeper meanings of Dante's poem and its influence

Dan Brown had previously fanned the flames of religious controversy in 'The Da Vinci Code' when he suggested Jesus and Mary Magdelene had children together. Of course, his 'claim' was not new. It was based on rejected gnostic writings of the early Christian centuries. Well, he intends to do the same, fan the flames of controversy, in his next novel - by expanding on Dante's criticism of church leaders.

Dan Brown had previously fanned the flames of religious controversy in "The Da Vinci Code" when he suggested Jesus and Mary Magdelene had children together. Of course, his "claim" was not new. It was based on rejected gnostic writings of the early Christian centuries. Well, he intends to do the same, fan the flames of controversy, in his next novel - by expanding on Dante's criticism of church leaders.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/17/2013 (2 years ago)

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Keywords: The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, Dnte's Inferno, symbols, meaning, novel


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) It's been four long years since Brown has been seduced into the mysterious world of Langdon. The new book will be Brown's first book since "The Lost Symbol" in 2009.

The Internet world is hot and piping with the exciting news. Every time a Twitter user tweeted '#DanBrownTODAY' a tiny piece of the puzzle appeared, until a mosaic was created spelling out "Inferno."

Like "The Da Vinci Code," which was based on theories about the allegedly secret history of the Mona Lisa, "Inferno" will examine the underlying meanings of Dante's poem as well as its influence on modern life.

Brown had previously fanned the flames of religious controversy in "The Da Vinci Code" when he suggested Jesus and Mary Magdelene had had children. Of course, his "claim" was not new. It was based on rejected gnostic writings of the early Christian centuries. 

Well, he intends to do the same, fan the flames of controversy, in his next novel - by expanding on Dante's criticism of church leaders.

"Although I studied 'Dante's Inferno' as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world," Brown says.

"Inferno," or Italian for Hell is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem "The Divine Comedy." It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.

Hell is depicted in "Inferno"as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. "The Divine Comedy" represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.

"With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm . a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."

"When we turn the first page of a new Dan Brown novel, we step into a world that seamlessly infuses fascinating history, art, symbols and puzzles," Brown's editor Jason Kaufman says.

"In 'Inferno,' we have the added excitement of following Robert Langdon back to the heart of Europe, where he becomes entwined in a mystery that has global ramifications.'

Four million copies of Inferno will initially be published in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada on May 14.


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