Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Da Vinci Code Author to Debut New Book

Earlier today Sonny Mehta, Doubleday publisher and editor-in-chief, announced that Inferno, a Da Vinci Code sequel, will be published on May 14th.

Inferno will see the return of The Da Vinci Code’s protagonist, symbologist Robert Langdon. The book is set in Italy and centers on the mysteries surrounding Dante’s Inferno. Inferno will be published by Doubleday simultaneously in the U.S. and Canada where it will have a first printing of four million copies. It will be published in the UK by Transworld on the same day.

Author Brown himself comments on the material. “Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student,” he says, “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. 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 Da Vinci Code was published in 2003 and spent 144 weeks on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list. According to the publisher, The Da Vinci Code is the bestselling adult hardcover of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide. It is also one of the top ten most read books in the world along with The Bible, Harry Potter and Gone with the Wind.


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