The Divine Comedy  -     By: Dante Alighieri
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Product Description

Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama that has profoundly shaped the way we view both Heaven and Hell. All three sections: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradisio, are included. 10 illustrations. 928 pages, softcover.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 928
Vendor: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0451208633
ISBN-13: 9780451208637

Publisher's Description

Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

10 illustrations

Author Bio

John Ciardi was a distinguished poet and professor, having taught at Harvard and Rutgers universities, and a poetry editor of The Saturday Review. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1955 he won the Harriet Monroe Memorial Award, and in 1956, the Prix de Rome. He died in 1986.

Editorial Reviews

“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

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