From the beginning of the novel, the book cover hints to the knowledge and the need to fully understand Brown’s Inferno. Each of the artworks for the book covers have some inaccuracy in them from the nose in the death mask and the portraits to the La Vita Nuova. By finding out why Dan Brown placed each object where he did or wrote about each object allows for a greater understanding of the novel for the audience. This compels the reader to look beneath the surface of the novel. Because of this, a studious reader will be able to realize the parallelism that Dan Brown uses in his novel with the poem. This website focuses on the cover of the editions of Brown’s Inferno and the art situated on them affirming the influence of Dante throughout the novel.

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