Brown's latest blockbuster-to-be, "Inferno," follows "The Lost Symbol" and "The Da Vinci Code," which highlighted mysteries behind such topics as the U.S. Capitol, da Vinci's The Last Supper, Masons and Opus Dei. The publisher said the new book will again feature Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and "is set in Italy and centers on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces, Dante’s Inferno."
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
The book, which will be released by Doubleday on May 14, will have a first printing of four million copies. It will also be available as a Random House Audio and ebook.
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