The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown
Contributed by Cinderella Domino
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Chapter 1

Robert Langdon, an American professor from Harvard, is awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call. Langdon is staying at the Ritz in Paris...

Chapter 2

Langdon and Fache arrive at the crime scene. Langdon learns that Saunière died very slowly and was thus able to arrange the peculiar scene. SauniĂ...

Chapter 3

Sophie explains to Fache that the numbers in Saunière’s message correspond with the Fibonacci sequence when rearranged. Fache becomes enraged wh...

Chapter 4

Sophie thinks about her broken relationship with her grandfather. Ten years ago Sophie witnessed something that made her decide to move out of her ...

Chapter 5

Sophie is surprised that she did not think of the message as an anagram because her grandfather loved anagrams. Sophie decides her grandfather must...

Chapter 6

Sister Sandrine realizes that all four of the men she was instructed to call in this emergency are dead. Silas finds her and demands to know where ...

Chapter 7

Fache tells Collet to have the train that Sophie and Langdon purchased tickets for searched, although he believes it is only a decoy. Fache also te...

Chapter 8

Bishop Aringarosa meets with the same officials he originally met in the Vatican. Apparently, he has completed his task a month early. The official...

Chapter 9

Silas is miserable as he thinks of the unfolding events. He remembers when he first learned of the Teacher. Aringarosa believed their involvement w...

Chapter 10

Hearing about the three other murders, Langdon’s belief that he is dealing with the Priory and the Holy Grail is affirmed. He believes the brothe...

Chapter 11

Robert, whose specialty is symbology, explains that the ancient symbol for woman was a chalice. Women, who were once considered sacred givers of li...

Chapter 12

Rémy asks to speak with Teabing privately. Langdon, anticipating Sophie’s question, tells her she is not part of the royal bloodline. Langdon kn...

Chapter 13

Collet and his men storm Teabing’s home. Just as Collet is about to divide his men between the floors, he hears people upstairs and orders his me...

Chapter 14

Langdon, Teabing and Sophie turn their attention to the script on the wooden box. Langdon and Teabing cannot place the language and believe it must...

Chapter 15

Langdon solves part of the riddle. The Templar headstone, referenced on the wooden box, is a literal stone head--a pagan stone head. Baphomet was a...

Chapter 16

As police watch the jet land, they are surprised to see it go to Teabing’s private hangar. As Teabing descends the stairs from his jet, he tells ...

Chapter 17

RĂ©my watches as Silas points a gun at Langdon, demanding the cryptex. RĂ©my is concerned with the way things are proceeding. The Teacher has told ...

Chapter 18

Silas and RĂ©my gag and bind Teabing. Silas receives a call from the Teacher who tells him he wants RĂ©my to bring him the keystone. Silas is disap...

Chapter 19

Silas wakes from a nap. Officers storm Silas’s room, but Silas fights back and runs down the stairs and outside. When the scuffle is over-- Silas...

Chapter 20

Teabing holds Sophie at gunpoint and waits to hear if Langdon is with him or against him. Langdon tries to decide what the best move is. Langdon th...

Chapter 21
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