Inferno

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This story begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year of our Lord 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense re-creation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity.
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Overview

This story begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year of our Lord 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense re-creation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity.
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"Energetic, racy, rude and lyrical . . . buy this translation and spend a damn good season in hell."  —Independent

"A tour de force, alive, immediate, energetic and very moving."  —A.S. Byatt

"Excellent. Dante’s vision vibrates again in all its original colour. The effect is dazzling."  —Independent on Sunday

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007902095
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Sales rank: 724,160

Meet the Author


Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. J. G. Nichols was awarded the John Florio Prize for his translation of the poems of Guido Gozzano. His translation of Petrarch’s Canzoniere won the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri in 2000.
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Table of Contents

Introduction IX
Acknowledgments XIX
The Plan of Dante's Hell XXI
Inferno I
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