The Divine Comedy

June 25, 2019|
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
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Discover this fresh, pacy, modern translation of an enduring literary classic.

Halfway through life, you find yourself lost, unsure of the right path. Greed, deception and pride have led you away from the ideals and dreams you cherished in younger days. How do you go on?

This is the starting point of one of the most extraordinary and important journeys in western literature, a stunningly ambitious flight of imagination and philosophy which has reverberated down the years since Dante Alighieri first wrote it down in the fourteenth century. The Divine Comedy is a vision of the afterlife, the three regions of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, through which the narrator must journey in order to better understand the workings of the universe, the love of God, and his place in the world.

Poet and translator Steve Ellis translated the Inferno in 1994, and it was greeted with great acclaim. Now Ellis''s translation of the entire poem is published here for the first time, and Dante''s epic can be experienced afresh and in new glorious life and colour, the physicality and immediacy of Dante''s verse rendered in English as never before.

Dante, or Durante deli Alighieri, was born in Florence, Italy, circa 1265. His family was connected with the Guelph political alliance, supporters of the Papacy. His mother died before Dante’s tenth birthday. Dante himself was betrothed to Gemma di Manetto Donati when he was aged only 12. The pair went on to marry, but Dante...
Title:The Divine Comedy
Product dimensions:672 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 1.14 in
Shipping dimensions:672 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 1.14 in
Published:June 25, 2019
Publisher:Random House UK
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781784871987

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