The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

by Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri

A stunning 3-in-1 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 in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics' black-spine dress.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804169127
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Series: Vintage Classics Series
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 469,503
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

 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: The Carlyle-Okey-Wicksteed Translation 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
noel_bagwell More than 1 year ago
The Divine Comedy is a classic among classics. Dante Alighieri's imaginative work provides the modern reader (or, in this case, listener) with a vivid tour of hell, purgatory and heaven. Whether or not you are a religious person, the lessons about what is and is not good, and the distinctions between various kinds of acts with regard to their moral nature, are intriguing, thought-provoking and still very relevant to the ethical issues of today. Whether you're looking for something insightful to read, or if you just want to educate yourself by reading (or rereading) a classic you may or may not have read in school, The Divine Comedy is an excellent book for any reader of intermediate to advanced reading ability.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Books like this are the kinds of books that make people truly realize writing as an undeniable form of art. Dante's 'Divine Comedy' is borderline flawless. He conveys most everything he wants to convey with intensity and a clarity that has yet to be rivaled, let alone matched. Whilst the book is indeed hard to begin because of the style of writing, once you get beyond that, you, the reader, are in for a true intellectual experience.
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BDogPound More than 1 year ago
This story is nothing more than one man trying to justify tearing apart others lives and the choices they make that he personally does not agree. While giving his own sins lighter punishments & less hellish placement in the inferno. Many of his characters were still alive at the time he wrote this which is evidenced by the fact that after its publication Dante was panished from his home.
The producer of this CD version "Blackstone Audio" is highly flawed. Several of audio CD's had no information on them - they are blank. Others were covered in a sticky glue that had to be cleaned before they would play. If you must have this for a class order a version from a different company!