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The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) [NOOK Book]

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A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature
 
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 ...
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The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Overview

A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature
 
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 for the first time in a one-volume edition.

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Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
"Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem's construction than nearly all of his competitors."
The Guardian (London)
"We gain much from Kirkpatrick's fidelity to syntax and nuance. . . . His introduction . . . tells you, very readable indeed, pretty much all you need for a heightened appreciation of the work."
Bernard O'Donoghue
"The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism . . . Likely to be the best modern version of Dante."
The Guardian(London)
"We gain much from Kirkpatrick's fidelity to syntax and nuance. . . . His introduction . . . tells you, very readable indeed, pretty much all you need for a heightened appreciation of the work."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101608388
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 255,653
  • File size: 3 MB

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.
 
Eric Drooker is an award-winning painter and graphic novelist who has illustrated dozens of covers for the New Yorker and designed the animation for the film Howl, based on the poem by Allen Ginsberg. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    a need to read book

    very deep but once you get reading you start to understand what Dante is trying to get across to you

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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