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Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory, Paradise

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

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    Dante/Gustave Dore

    Brilliantly illustrated book. This Dore edition is very well known and this particular publication definitely does it justice.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Book was shipped broken

    When I received the book in the mail, I immediately opened the box, happy to finally have it arrive. Picking it up out of the box, I heard a strange crackling noise. Opening the front cover, I saw that the spine was splitting, separating the cover from the rest of the book.

    I took the book back to a local store, where they gave be credit for the book but not shipping. While at the store, I found a leather bound version of the book for a dollar more, so I bought that instead.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    The pages and book itself came in okay condition. But the cover

    The pages and book itself came in okay condition. But the cover of the book is all messed up. It looks like someone dropped the corners on something, it's ripped in places, and there are five small round indents on the back cover from something pressing in deep. But again, the inside pages are unharmed and look beautiful. Looking forward to reading it. Just be careful if ordering this book off the website

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

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    I think this is a very well written novel about Hell, purgatory,

    I think this is a very well written novel about Hell, purgatory, and heaven and altogether redemption and the illustrations are very well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2009

    Most Interesting Book I've Read

    This edition has a great layout. The brief explanation before you start each canto is nice; though, it would be nice if some of the obscure references in the text had notes in the side margins.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Attractively Presented

    A useful addition to anyone's library or for a thoughtful gife. Contains the Longfellow translation together with Dore"s illustrations. Since I have other translations and editions of this work I was pleased to add this attractive over-sized volume to my library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    A Masterpiece

    This is a literary work of art! While the story, which will remain timeless in its construct and lends even to todays objectivity of religion, this is as close as we can perceive things to be at their extreme. While the illustrations are dynamic they give mention to the phrasing that the 15th cent. text lends to giving you the visual the artist and author envisaged. Superb!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2008

    Great Book

    The book is great, but make sure to read it out loud as it tends to make more sense by reading it out loud. The pictures are great, and offer the lines that give the inspiration for the picture.

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