This page contains the "lost chapters" of The Dante Club—a selection of chapters or sections that didn't make it into the final version of the novel. Some include plot elements and characters not present in the printed edition.


One: The Assembly

Two: Emerson's Arrival

Three: The Fall of Lowell

Four: The Bell-in-Hand

Five: Soothsayer

Six: Delirium

Seven: Bric-a-Brac

Eight: Mr. Batchtee

Nine: Caucus

Ten: Epilogue to The Dante Club

Eleven: The New Life

Twelve: Portrait of a Poet


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