The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno

byDante AlighieriTranslated byMark MusaIntroduction byMark Musa

December 31, 2002|
The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno by Dante Alighieri
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An acclaimed translation of Dante Alighieri''s The Divine Comedy Volume 1: Inferno that retains all the style, power and meaning of the original

A Penguin Classic


This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante''s simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa''s blank verse rendition of the poet''s journey through the circles of hell recreates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante''s poem had for his contemporaries. Musa''s introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text. 

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 was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided by political duties and poetry, the most of famous of which was inspired by his meeting with Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice,including La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. He died in Ravenna in 1321. Mark Musa is ...
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Title:The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 7.73 X 5.02 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 7.73 X 5.02 X 0.74 in
Published:December 31, 2002
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780142437223

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