The Divine comedy; [NOOK Book]

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  • BN ID: 2940019184255
  • Publisher: Boston, New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1891 volume
  • File size: 334 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Hard to read

    Sometimesin english sometimes in another language

    4 out of 4 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Hey Larry who wrote a review on December 28, 2010

    You can not return books on your nook, but you can archive them. —@lexis :) PS: I did not read this book yet, but it sounds great!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Hard read but soooo worth it

    This book is old, so the way this book is written is old and proper. It's a really good book though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    I learned about Dante and the Divine Comedy in school.

    I learned about Dante and the Divine Comedy in school. Not sure if I liked his whole idea about the area in between heaven and hell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Good book

    I find it to be a very good book i say everyone should read it you will find it very interesting and you will not be sorry you read it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Thomas paine

    good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    The divine Comedy everyone should read!

    All three books were amazing to have such insigh in Dantes books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    Dante is brilliant

    I don't approve of the translation

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    Dante

    Epic!

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2010

    Trying to return-no e-mail address

    Hi, trying to return this e-book. Not sure how to e-mail you if I cannot find an e-mail address. This is more toward the publisher. The book is excellent. Just not something that I want on my reader at the moment. Please and thank you.

    Larry

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 11, 2011

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    Posted February 5, 2011

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