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Zusatztext “A book-length scavenger hunt. . . . Jam-packed with tricks .” — The New York Times “Fast! clever! well-informed. . . . D an Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger.” — The Wall Street Journal “ One hell of a good read . . . . As close as a book can come to a summertime cinematic blockbuster.” — USA Today “A diverting thriller.” — Entertainment Weekly “Brown isn’t just a novelist; he’s a crossover pop culture sensation. . . . Inferno is the kind of satisfying escapist read that summers were made for .” — The Boston Globe “Harrowing fun threaded with coded messages! art history! science! and imminent doom.” — Daily News (New York) “[Brown is] the planet’s most dastardly thriller writer . . . . Inferno moves with . . . velocity! excitement! and fun.” — The Independent (UK) “ An adventure ride through a literary text. . . . [A] sweeping spectacle.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “A fast and furious race.” — The Plain Dealer "A master of the breathless ! puzzle-driven thriller.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch “What Brown does in a way that appeals to millions of people around the world is tell stories that remind us there’s more to the world than meets the eye .” — The Huffington Post Informationen zum Autor Dan Brown Klappentext #1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri's The Inferno. Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again, combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science in this sumptuously entertaining thriller.Chapter 1 The memories materialized slowly .?.?. like bubbles surfacing from the darkness of a bottomless well. A veiled woman. Robert Langdon gazed at her across a river whose churning waters ran red with blood. On the far bank, the woman stood facing him, motionless, solemn, her face hidden by a shroud. In her hand she gripped a blue tainia cloth, which she now raised in honor of the sea of corpses at her feet. The smell of death hung everywhere. Seek, the woman whispered. And ye shall find. Langdon heard the words as if she had spoken them inside his head. “Who are you?” he called out, but his voice made no sound. Time grows short, she whispered. Seek and find. Langdon took a step toward the river, but he could see the waters were bloodred and too deep to traverse. When Langdon raised his eyes again to the veiled woman, the bodies at her feet had multiplied. There were hundreds of them now, maybe thousands, some still alive, writhing in agony, dying unthinkable deaths .?.?. consumed by fire, buried in feces, devouring one another. He could hear the mournful cries of human suffering echoing across the water. The woman moved toward him, holding out her slender hands, as if beckoning for help. “Who are you?!” Langdon again shouted. In response, the woman reached up and slowly lifted the veil from her face. She was strikingly beautiful, and yet older than Langdon had imagined—in her sixties perhaps, stately and strong, like a timeless statue. She had a sternly set jaw, deep soulful eyes, and long, silver-gray hair that cascaded...
|Publisher||Anchor Books USA|
|Product format||Paperback / Softback|
|No. of pages||624|
|Dimensions||106 mm x 191 mm x 38 mm|
> Narrative literature
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