The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

byDante AlighieriIntroduction byRobin KirkpatrickTranslated byRobin Kirkpatrick

March 25, 2014|
The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
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A stunning 3-in-1 edition of one of the great works of Western literature

An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante''s descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante''s poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics'' black-spine dress.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) was born in Florence and is considered Italy''s greatest poet. It is believed that The Divine Comedy was written between 1308 and 1320. Robin Kirkpatrick is a professor of Italian and English literature at the University of Cambridge and has written a number of books on Da...
Title:The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Product dimensions:752 pages, 7.8 X 5 X 1.3 in
Shipping dimensions:752 pages, 7.8 X 5 X 1.3 in
Published:March 25, 2014
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141197494

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