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One of the bestselling novels of all time, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has intrigued and thrilled millions of readers around the world. Now all the artwork, symbols, architecture, and historic locations — over 160 images — are beautifully compiled in this full-color collector's edition.

A mind-bending code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries...unveiled at last.

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci — clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

The stakes are raised when Langdon uncovers a startling link: the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion — an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. Langdon suspects they are on the hunt for a breathtaking historical secret, one that has proven through the centuries to be as enlightening as it is dangerous. In a frantic race through Paris, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu find themselves matching wits with a faceless powerbroker who appears to anticipate their every move. Unless they can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle, the Priory's secret — and an explosive ancient truth — will be lost forever.

Instantly catapulted to the top of the bestseller lists around the world, The Da Vinci Code is simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail. From secrets embedded in the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, to the symbols of ancient Egypt, to the architecture of landmarks such as the Louvre, Westminster Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel, and more, this fully illustrated collector's edition delivers the complete reading experience of Dan Brown's riveting novel — from the opening pages to the unpredictable and stunning conclusion.

Review:

"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. The Da Vinci Code is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius." Nelson DeMille

Review:

"[A]n exhaustively researched page-turner....Brown has assembled a whopper of a plot that will please both conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Brown solidifies his reputation as one of the most skilled thriller writers on the planet with his best book yet, a compelling blend of history and page-turning suspense." Library Journal

Review:

"[A] gleefully erudite suspense novel....Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase and coaxing them through hoops." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"Intrigue and menace mingle in one of the finest mysteries I?ve ever read. An amazing tale with enigma piled on secrets stacked on riddles." Clive Cussler

Review:

"[A]n ingenious mixture of paranoid thriller, art history lesson, chase story, religious symbology lecture and anti-clerical screed, and it's the most fun you can have between the sort of covers that aren't 300-count Egyptian cotton....[A] hugely entertaining book." Charles Taylor, Salon.com

Review:

"Dan Brown is my new must-read. The Da Vinci Code is fascinating and absorbing — perfect for history buffs, conspiracy nuts, puzzle lovers or anyone who appreciates a great, riveting story. I loved this book." Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Tell No One

Review:

"The Da Vinci Code sets the hook-of-all-hooks, and takes off down a road that is as eye-opening as it is page-turning. You simply cannot put this book down. Thriller readers everywhere will soon realize Dan Brown is a master." Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Separation of Power

Review:

"I would never have believed that this is my kind of thriller, but I'm going to tell you something — the more I read, the more I had to read. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown has built a world that is rich in fascinating detail, and I could not get enough of it. Mr. Brown, I am your fan." Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of Hostage

Synopsis:

The murder of an elderly curator at the Louvre soon entangles Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in a race against time to decipher a labyrinthine puzzle before an ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — are lost forever.

Synopsis:

In an exhilarating blend of scholarly intelligence, relentless adventure, and cutting wit, Robert Langdon (first introduced in Angels & Demons) and his new adventure combines the punch of Robert Ludlum, the intriguing historical touch of Umberto Eco, and the nonstop suspense of Michael Crichton.

About the Author

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, and Deception Point. He lives in New England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385513753
Author:
Brown, Dan
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Grail
Subject:
Art museum curators.
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Secret societies
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
fiction;mystery;thriller;religion;suspense;conspiracy;novel;art;adventure;history;dan brown;france;paris;robert langdon;christianity;historical fiction;holy grail;crime;movie;da vinci;mary magdalene;action;murder;jesus;opus dei;grail;catholic church;leona
Subject:
fiction;mystery;thriller;religion;suspense;conspiracy;novel;art;adventure;history;dan brown;france;paris;robert langdon;christianity;historical fiction;holy grail;crime;movie;da vinci;mary magdalene;action;murder;jesus;opus dei;grail;catholic church;leona
Subject:
fiction;mystery;thriller;religion;suspense;conspiracy;novel;art;adventure;history;dan brown;france;paris;robert langdon;christianity;historical fiction;holy grail;crime;da vinci;movie;mary magdalene;action;murder;jesus;opus dei;grail;catholic church;leona
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Special Illustrated ed.
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10.10x8.42x1.19 in. 3.44 lbs.

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Product details 480 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385513753 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. The Da Vinci Code is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
"Review" by , "[A]n exhaustively researched page-turner....Brown has assembled a whopper of a plot that will please both conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts."
"Review" by , "Brown solidifies his reputation as one of the most skilled thriller writers on the planet with his best book yet, a compelling blend of history and page-turning suspense."
"Review" by , "[A] gleefully erudite suspense novel....Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase and coaxing them through hoops."
"Review" by , "Intrigue and menace mingle in one of the finest mysteries I?ve ever read. An amazing tale with enigma piled on secrets stacked on riddles."
"Review" by , "[A]n ingenious mixture of paranoid thriller, art history lesson, chase story, religious symbology lecture and anti-clerical screed, and it's the most fun you can have between the sort of covers that aren't 300-count Egyptian cotton....[A] hugely entertaining book."
"Review" by , "Dan Brown is my new must-read. The Da Vinci Code is fascinating and absorbing — perfect for history buffs, conspiracy nuts, puzzle lovers or anyone who appreciates a great, riveting story. I loved this book."
"Review" by , "The Da Vinci Code sets the hook-of-all-hooks, and takes off down a road that is as eye-opening as it is page-turning. You simply cannot put this book down. Thriller readers everywhere will soon realize Dan Brown is a master."
"Review" by , "I would never have believed that this is my kind of thriller, but I'm going to tell you something — the more I read, the more I had to read. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown has built a world that is rich in fascinating detail, and I could not get enough of it. Mr. Brown, I am your fan." Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of Hostage
"Synopsis" by , The murder of an elderly curator at the Louvre soon entangles Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in a race against time to decipher a labyrinthine puzzle before an ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — are lost forever.
"Synopsis" by , In an exhilarating blend of scholarly intelligence, relentless adventure, and cutting wit, Robert Langdon (first introduced in Angels & Demons) and his new adventure combines the punch of Robert Ludlum, the intriguing historical touch of Umberto Eco, and the nonstop suspense of Michael Crichton.
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