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The Divine Comedy (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Dante Alighieri
     
 

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A landmark of world literature, The Divine Comedy tells of the poet Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed by his love for the heavenly Beatrice, he learns the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness through a series of unforgettable experiences and encounters. This edition of The Divine Comedy

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A landmark of world literature, The Divine Comedy tells of the poet Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed by his love for the heavenly Beatrice, he learns the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness through a series of unforgettable experiences and encounters. This edition of The Divine Comedy features Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's renowned and 135 full-page reproductions of Gustave Dore's classic engravings from the 1867 edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435139992
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
395,591
File size:
100 MB
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Meet the Author

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence Italy in 1265. He published his first book of poetry, La Vita Nuova, in 1293. In 1301, a political dispute lead to his exile from Florence. Over the next few years he made his home in Verona, Lucca, and other cities. By 1310 he had written Inferno and Purgatorio, the first two books of his Divine Comedy. He wrote the third and concluding book, Paradiso, in the years after he found sanctuary in Ravenna in 1318. An allegorical account of his wanderings in a spiritual wilderness and eventual salvation under the guidance of his beloved Beatrice, The Divine Comedy is recognized as Dante's masterwork and a landmark of world literature. He died in exile in 1321 and was buried in Ravenna.

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The Divine Comedy 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 145 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimesin english sometimes in another language
mcbjack More than 1 year ago
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.
BRULI More than 1 year ago
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.
FusionLA More than 1 year ago
I just downloaded the this ebook, and this is not the John Ciardi translation!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a scanned and OCD version of the text that is full of errors.
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This book is old, so the way this book is written is old and proper. It's a really good book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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good
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All three books were amazing to have such insigh in Dantes books!
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I don't approve of the translation
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