The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno

The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno by Dante Alighieri 0142437220 9780142437223
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The most famous of the three canticles that comprise The Divine Comedy, Inferno describes Danteas descent in Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, Dante must ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of allafor it is only by encountering Satan himself, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin. BACKCOVER: aThe perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism... likely to be the best modern version of Dante. aBernard OaDonoghue aThis version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translationaa deeply informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read.a aProfessor David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania

Author: Dante Alighieri

Language: English

Edition: Revised

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 432

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 2002-12-31


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