Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory, Paradise

Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory, Paradise

by Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Gustave Dore
     
 

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The Divine Comedy remains one of the pillars upon which the European literary tradition has been built. Dante's allegorical analysis of the mystery of divine revelation to the unsuspecting human soul is beautifully conveyed as a subtle journey of wonder and self-discovery, made personal by characters drawn from his own lineage, contemporary Florentine life, mythology,

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The Divine Comedy remains one of the pillars upon which the European literary tradition has been built. Dante's allegorical analysis of the mystery of divine revelation to the unsuspecting human soul is beautifully conveyed as a subtle journey of wonder and self-discovery, made personal by characters drawn from his own lineage, contemporary Florentine life, mythology, and the Bible. One of the most accessible classics, this clothbound edition features delicately engraved illustrations by the nineteenth-century artist Gustave Dore and includes its own slipcase. A truly beautiful and highly collectible edition.

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This deluxe hardcover encompasses three masterpieces: Dante's Divine Comedy, one of the pillars of modern literature; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's acclaimed translation of this classic; and Gustave Doré's famed illustrations, which the renowned artist himself believed to be among his finest works. A cornerstone of any literary library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848588783
Publisher:
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
451,779
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dante Alighieri is the famous Renaissance “divine poet” whose progressive literature became increasingly accessible. Translated by Henry W. Longfellow.

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