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Dante''s dramatic journey down the circles of Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory and through the spheres of Heaven in search of redemption - and his encounter with devils, monsters and the souls of sinners and saints - is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time. The Divine Comedy is presented here in a new verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, together with extensive notes, illustrations and a critical apparatus focusing on the author''s life and works.
Born in Florence, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is the zenith of medieval knowledge and a paragon of poetic imagination. Its first part, the Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all tim...
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Title:The Divine Comedy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:576 pages, 8.35 X 5.46 X 1.46 in
Shipping dimensions:576 pages, 8.35 X 5.46 X 1.46 in
Published:February 1, 2014
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781847493200

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