The Divine Comedy
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The Divine Comedy

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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 illustrationsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 900 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 975.22g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dutton / Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0451208633
  • 9780451208637
  • 51,496

Review quote

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"show more

About Dante Alighieri

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.show more

Table of contents

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