Paradise

byAnthony DanteTranslated byAnthony EsolenIllustratorGustave Dore

February 13, 2007|
Paradise by Anthony Dante
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“If there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen’s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come.”–Robert Royal, Crisis

In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante’s spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear window into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave Doré, an appendix that reproduces Dante’s key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Dante’s ultimate masterwork.
Anthony Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College. He is the author of Peppers, a book of poetry, and his translations include Lucretius’s De rerum natura and Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata, along with Dante’s Inferno and Purgatory, published by the Modern Library.Dante Alighieri was born in Floren...
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Title:Paradise
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:544 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 1.1 in
Published:February 13, 2007
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780812977264

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