Dante's Divina Commedia: Translated Into English Prose (Classic Reprint)

December 19, 2018|
Dante's Divina Commedia: Translated Into English Prose (Classic Reprint) by Dante Alighieri
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Excerpt from Dante's Divina Commedia: Translated Into English Prose

Tms prose translation of the Divina Commedia is intended primarily for readers who are not acquainted with Italian, and it is for their sake that the brief footnotes which accompany it have been added. I am in hopes, however, that it may also be found serviceable by students of the original work, and for their guidance the numbers of the lines of Dante's poem have been introduced in the page-headings. In making this translation my aim has been to render the Poet's meaning as fully and clearly as was in my power without adhering too literally to the words; and at the same time to present the poem in a fairly readable form. A similar task has already been undertaken by capable hands, and certainly I have no wish to challenge comparison with their work; but apology seems hardly necessary for renewing the attempt, because every one may without presumption hope to contribute some thing towards the more perfect translation of the future. While I have been engaged on this, I have abstained from consulting other English translations; but occasionally words.

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Title:Dante's Divina Commedia: Translated Into English Prose (Classic Reprint)
Product dimensions:458 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.93 in
Shipping dimensions:458 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.93 in
Published:December 19, 2018
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781527661196

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