The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy


By (author) Dante Alighieri, Translated by John Ciardi

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  • Publisher: Dutton / Signet
  • Format: Paperback | 928 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 36mm | 975g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451208633
  • ISBN 13: 9780451208637
  • Sales rank: 43,955

Product 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

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Author information

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.

Review quote

"Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them--there is no third."

Table of contents

The Divine ComedyHow to Read Dante Translator's Note The Inferno Introduction Cantos The Purgatorio Introduction Cantos The Paradiso Introduction Cantos