Inferno (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

Inferno (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

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by Dante Alighieri
     
 

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Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark For the straightforward pathway had been lost.

With these words, Dante plunges readers into the unforgettable world of the Inferno-one of the most graphic visions of Hell ever created. In this first part of the epic The Divine Comedy, Dante is led by the poet Virgil down into the nine

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Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark For the straightforward pathway had been lost.

With these words, Dante plunges readers into the unforgettable world of the Inferno-one of the most graphic visions of Hell ever created. In this first part of the epic The Divine Comedy, Dante is led by the poet Virgil down into the nine circles of Hell, where he travels through nightmare landscapes of fetid cesspools, viper pits, frozen lakes, and boiling rivers of blood and witnesses sinners being beaten, burned, eaten, defecated upon, and torn to pieces by demons. Along the way he meets the most fascinating characters known to the classical and medieval world-the silver-tongued Ulysses, lustful Francesca da Rimini, the heretical Farinata degli Uberti, and scores of other intriguing and notorious figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435141131
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Signature Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
318,108
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in 1265, the oldest son of a prominent Florentine family. Dante studied Tuscan and Latin poetry in his youth and, in 1293, published La Vita Nuova, a book of poems on the theme of courtly love. It was followed by Convivio, a book on his philosophical beliefs. A dispute between the White and Black factions of the Guelphs in 1301 lead to Dante’s exile from Florence for life. Over the next few years he hade his home in Verona, Lucca, and, finally, Ravenna. 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.

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Inferno 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the books this literary form for a book is very difficult to maintain especially what is list in trabslation. Only two american novels ever made the best seller list in verse western star and one about civil war jackie kennedy was said to have memorized one for her present to groom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It doesn't read well. There are too many Anglo-French choices when more contemporary words could have worked better.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made You Look.