The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

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by Dante Alighieri
     
 

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An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details,

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An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics' black-spine dress.

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“The English Dante of choice.” –Hugh Kenner

“Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths.” –Robert Fagles, Princeton University

“A marvel of fidelity to the original, of sobriety, and truly, of inspired poetry.” –Henri Peyre, Yale University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141197494
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
1,122,405
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) was born in Florence and is considered Italy's greatest poet. It is believed that The Divine Comedy was written between 1308 and 1320.

Robin
 Kirkpatrick is a professor of Italian and English literature at the University of Cambridge and has written a number of books on Dante and on the Renaissance.

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The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very deep but once you get reading you start to understand what Dante is trying to get across to you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago