The Inferno (or Dante's Inferno) - Full Version [NOOK Book]

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The Inferno remains literature’s most hallowed and graphic vision of Hell. Dante plunges readers into this unforgettable world with a deceptively simple—and now legendary—tercet:

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 ...
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The Inferno (or Dante's Inferno) - Full Version

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Overview

The Inferno remains literature’s most hallowed and graphic vision of Hell. Dante plunges readers into this unforgettable world with a deceptively simple—and now legendary—tercet:

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.

This edition of the Inferno revives the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow translation, which first introduced Dante’s literary genius to a broad American audience. “Opening the book we stand face to face with the poet,” wrote William Dean Howells of Longfellow’s Dante, “and when his voice ceases we may marvel if he has not sung to us in his own Tuscan.” Lyrically graceful and brimming with startlingly vivid images, Dante’s Inferno is a perpetually engrossing classic that ranks with the greatest works of Homer and Shakespeare.

Features a map of Hell and illustrations by Gustave Doré.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013861077
  • Publisher: G Books
  • Publication date: 12/14/2011
  • Series: Literary Classics Collection , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 54,775
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Great job

    If u guys look this up there is a free modern bversion written more in the style of a novel that is way easier to inderstand but ,make sure u know some basic greek mythology first!
    otherwise great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Quite boring in the full version.

    Longfellow's translation and the erudite interpretations by self-appointed experts makes Dante's work a grueling exercise in reading.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Amazing

    This is honestly the best translation accompanied with footnotes you will ever invest your money in for Dante's Inferno. Bar none the best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

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    Good book but challenging .stop every few chapters to figure out what happened

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Beautiful book

    Good

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