Dante S Inferno The Divine Comedy Book One

Author: Dante Alighieri
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In his introduction, the translator says: "I suppose that a very great majority of English-speaking people, if they were asked to name the greatest epic poet of the Christian era in Western Europe, would answer Dante." THE DIVINE COMEDY continues to be widely read today, whether for its religious inspiration or for the sheer power of its verse. The first part of the epic, THE INFERNO, tells how the narrator "loses his way," and finds himself in a strange landscape he's never seen before. There he encounters the shade of the ancient Roman poet, Virgil, who offers to lead him through the nine circles of Hell. The damned of Dante's imagination, it's quite clear, have condemned themselves through their actions or inactions to become permanent prisoners of the nether regions. Down, down, down, go Dante and his guide, meeting friend and foe alike, with horror piled upon horror. Finally, they must climb Satan's body to find the only possible exit from this terrible place--where once more the poet will "see again the stars." A first-rate modern rendering of a literary classic!
Dante's Inferno: The Divine Comedy, Book One
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Dante Alighieri
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-21 - Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

In his introduction, the translator says: "I suppose that a very great majority of English-speaking people, if they were asked to name the greatest epic poet of the Christian era in Western Europe, would answer Dante." THE DIVINE COMEDY continues to be widely read today, whether for its religious inspiration
Dante's Inferno (the Divine Comedy, Volume 1, Hell)
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Dante Alighieri
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Digireads.Com

The "Divine Comedy" was entitled by Dante himself merely "Commedia," meaning a poetic composition in a style intermediate between the sustained nobility of tragedy, and the popular tone of elegy. The word had no dramatic implication at that time, though it did involve a happy ending. The poem is the
The Divine Comedy
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Dante Alighieri
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-12-31 - Publisher: Penguin

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
The Divine Comedy
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Dante Alighieri
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961-12-31 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve
Inferno
Language: en
Pages: 449
Authors: Dante Alighieri
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Penguin UK

An introduction and notes accompany this classic epic poem about a spiritual pilgrim being led by Virgil through the nine circles of hell.