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Matthew Pearl

Teoksen The Dante Club tekijä

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Matthew Pearl received a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University in 1997 and a law degree from Yale Law School in 2000. He writes novels including The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, and The Last Dickens. He has also taught literature and creative writing at Harvard University näytä lisää and Emerson College. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Dante Club (2003) 7,539 kappaletta
The Poe Shadow (2006) 2,626 kappaletta
The Last Dickens (2009) 1,344 kappaletta
The Technologists (2012) 549 kappaletta
The Last Bookaneer (2015) 539 kappaletta
The Dante Chamber (2018) 202 kappaletta
The Professor's Assassin (2011) 44 kappaletta
Company Eight {ebook} (2014) 8 kappaletta
Dantes klubs (2006) 1 kappale
Dante Kulubu 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales (1841) — Johdanto, eräät painokset692 kappaletta
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Avustaja — 407 kappaletta
Novel Destinations (2008) — Johdanto — 302 kappaletta
Sherlock Holmes in America (2009) — Avustaja — 201 kappaletta
The Burning Maiden (2012) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta

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The Taking of Jemima Boone is the type of nonfiction that is easy to devour and pulls you into the story. Despite hearing about the name of the Boone family since I was a kid, I was completely ignorant about their history. Set at the beginning of the revolutionary war, Pearl tells the story of the Boonesboro settlement in Kentucky and the politics on the frontier. When Jemima and two other girls are captured by Indians they must do what they can to stay alive and slow the group down so that the townsmen, led by Daniel Boone, can catch up to them.

The capture and rescue of Jemima is covered in the first third of the book while the rest of it focuses on the fallout from those event and what comes after. Although Jemima is the focus of the summary and the title, she isn’t as central in the book since Pearl is focusing on what is happening around her more than on her. That being said, Pearl wrote that although Jemima’s story was popular, she was often cut out of it. Pearl made an effort to keep track of where Jemima was and what she was doing throughout the events. I appreciate Pearl’s endeavor to put Jemima back in the narrative.

*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an E-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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caaleros | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 17, 2024 |
This may be a good audiobook for someone else, but it's not for me. Although I haven't read Dante's Inferno, I am familiar with and I like historical fiction and mysteries so it sounded interesting. However, I'm not familiar with the poets who belong to "The Dante Club" at the center of this novel and it felt like I was missing a lot of context. In addition, many similar characters are introduced to the reader at the same time so audiobook is a poor format because it's hard to flip back a few pages to figure out who is who.… (lisätietoja)
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lbspen | 170 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2024 |
the research was good and while I felt the ending was a bit abrupt found it enjoyable overall
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cspiwak | 60 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
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