The Divine Comedy: Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Divine Comedy: Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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by Dante Alighieri
     
 

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The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical

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The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the Christian afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607780472
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,002,154
File size:
442 KB

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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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