The Da Vinci Code

Release details

The book has been translated into over 40 languages, primarily hardcover.[33]

In reference to Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent, two of the authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, Brown named the principal Grail expert of his story "Leigh Teabing", an anagram of "Baigent Leigh". Brown confirmed this during the court case. In reply to the suggestion that Lincoln was also referenced, as he has medical problems resulting in a severe limp, like the character of Leigh Teabing, Brown stated he was unaware of Lincoln's illness and the correspondence was a coincidence. After losing before the High Court on July 12, 2006, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh appealed, unsuccessfully, to the Court of Appeal.[29][34]

Following the trial, it was found that the publicity had actually significantly boosted UK sales of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.[35]

Major English-language (hardcover) editions include:

  • The Da Vinci Code (1st ed.), US: Doubleday, April 2003, ISBN 0-385-50420-9 .
  • The Da Vinci Code (spec illustr ed.), Doubleday, November 2, 2004, ISBN 0-385-51375-5  (as of January 2006, has sold 576,000 copies).
  • The Da Vinci Code, UK: Corgi Adult, April 2004, ISBN 0-552-14951-9 .
  • The Da Vinci Code (illustr ed.), UK: Bantam, October 2, 2004, ISBN 0-593-05425-3 .
  • The Da Vinci Code (trade paperback), US/CA: Anchor, March 2006 .
  • The da Vinci code (paperback), Anchor, March 28, 2006 , 5 million copies.
  • The da Vinci code (paperback) (special illustrated ed.), Broadway, March 28, 2006  CS1 maint: Extra text (link), released 200,000 copies.
  • Goldsman, Akiva (May 19, 2006), The Da Vinci Code Illustrated Screenplay: Behind the Scenes of the Major Motion Picture, Howard, Ron; Brown, Dan introd, Doubleday, Broadway , the day of the film's release. Including film stills, behind-the-scenes photos and the full script. 25,000 copies of the hardcover, and 200,000 of the paperback version.[36]

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