The Divine Comedy

byDante AligieriIntroduction byJohn Lotherington

Hardcover | September 29, 2016

The Divine Comedy by Dante Aligieri
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Comprised of three books -Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso- Dante'sDivine Comedyfollows Dante Alighieri's epic poems follows Dante through the different sections of the afterlife; hell, purgatory, and heaven.

Divine Comedy began as a project in 1308 and ended in 1320, the year before Dante's death. Told in first person, Dante follows the poet Virgil through the rings of hell and purgatory. TheDivine Comedyis a highly allegorical text and renowned as one of the most influential Italian masterpieces in literature.

This classic translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the first to be published by an American author and is a staple in every library. With this accurate and eloquent translation, the beauty of Dante's amazing epic poetry can be fully appreciated. Inspiration to a slew or popular authors and poets, Divine Comedy is well remembered and Gustave Dore's illustrations bring Dante's masterpiece to life.

Title:The Divine ComedyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:736 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:736 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0785834583

ISBN - 13:9780785834588

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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