The Inferno

The Inferno

Book rating: 05 Paperback Signet Classics

By (author) Dante Alighieri, Translated by John Ciardi, Introduction by Archibald T MacAllister

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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 25mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451531396
  • ISBN 13: 9780451531391
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: diagrams
  • Sales rank: 40,393

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Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, "The Inferno" is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

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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.

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By Sarah 02 Apr 2010 5

Absolutely amazing value! Dante's Divine Comedy is a capital c Classic. The Signets Classics edition is fabulous because it's compact and cheap, and has one translator over the three books. I now have an amazing addition to my bookshelf for a grand total of $22!