Inferno is a 2013 mystery/thriller novel by American writer Dan Brown and the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series, following Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. The book was released by Doubleday on May 14, 2013. It was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for…
Bertrand Zobrist is a fictional character created by American author Dan Brown, the main antagonist in Brown’s novel Inferno.
Zobrist is a genetic engineer and Swiss billionaire. He doesn’t appear physically in the narrative given that his suicide takes place prior to the novel’s events. Instead, he is only seen in flashbacks of other characters, like the Provost, the head of the Consortium, a shadowy consulting group.
Here at Florence Inferno we would like to make a particular mention to the special temple of knowledge that is the National Central Library of Florence.
Although not specifically mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno, we believe that Robert Langdon, the main character of that book, would have surely visited that library if he had more time at his disposal, perhaps to research something related to his studies on arts or maybe out of sheer curiosity.
On March 28, 2014, Florence Inferno published its first English eBook with an audio version, entitled “A Guide to Florence per Dan Brown’s Inferno”. It is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
On the occasion of the seventh centenary of the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio (Florence(?), June, 1313 – Certaldo, December, 1375), the great Italian writer and poet mentioned by Dan Brown in his Inferno, the Laurentian Library in Florence is organizing, from October 11, 2013, to January 11, 2014, an exhibition of manuscripts entitled “Boccaccio Autore e Copista” (Boccaccio: Author and Copyist).
Robert Langdon has a favorite bookshop in Florence: the Anglo-American bookstore The Paperback Exchange, located in Via delle Oche, a few steps away from Piazza Duomo.
The protagonist of Inferno wants to reach the store to look for copies of The Divine Comedy, but he realizes that it is closed on Mondays, as are several other shops in Florence.