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The Divine Comedy

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    I was disappointed

    The book, of course, is a classic but I was very disappointed in the translation and added notes. I find Charles Eliot Norton to be very big on himself. I would recommend (for anyone wanted to read The Divine Comedy) to find a different translation.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    This is not the John Ciardi Translation

    I just downloaded the this ebook, and this is not the John Ciardi translation!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

    Do Not Buy

    The illustrations go on top of text and mesh together from page to page obscuring the written word. A huge mess. Pity, since G. Dore is the best illustrator ever. NOT RECOMMENDED-DO NOT BUY.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    booooo

    tootally sucks

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2001

    Abandon hope.

    This is a great disappointment. The reader lacks any dramatic range, natters on and on like a dotty old aunt through convoluted ideas, dialogue, and scenery. It is often a challenge to know which character is speaking, owing partly to very understated transitions provided by the translator. The publisher never does confess who the translator was, and fails to provide any supporting/critical materials such as the accompanying booklets in Penguin's Iliad and Odyssey readings which added so much depth to those (4 and 5 stars, respectively). I really wanted to enjoy this, but find I am loading each successive cassette more out of stubbornness than hopeful expectation.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Google OCR Version

    This is a scanned and OCD version of the text that is full of errors.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Blahhhhhh

    Sooooo bad

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    FAIL!

    This download is totally corrupt. It will only turn to pg 298, and 6??. The two pages that do open are double printed. Don't waste your time or bread on this one.

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