In case you've forgotten "The Da Vinci Code" phenomenon, it spent more than a year -- 54 weeks -- topping the
In the new novel, Robert Langdon will travel to Italy to investigate Dante's classic literary work, "The Inferno." In a release from Doubleday, Dan Brown explains, "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," said Brown. "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."
Brown's follow-up to "The Da Vinci Code" didn't do quite as well as its predecessor -- although measuring up to "The Da Vinci Code" may have been impossible. "The Lost Symbol" has 30 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into 48 languages.
"Inferno" will be published simultaneously in the U.S. and U.K. and as an audiobook.