The Divine Comedy (Paperback)

By Dante Alighieri

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781543052657, 426pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/6/2018)
Paperback (3/27/2013)
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Paperback (3/7/2016)
Paperback (11/10/2015)
Paperback (6/21/2018)
Paperback (8/6/2016)
Paperback (1/30/2018)
Paperback, Spanish (6/4/2016)
Paperback (8/8/2016)
Paperback (7/6/2018)
Paperback (7/14/2017)
Paperback (5/6/2018)
Paperback (8/10/2017)
Paperback (5/4/2016)

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Description

The epic poem The Divine Comedy is one of the greatest ever works of western literature. In this epic poem, Dante imagines the afterlife by representing his own travels through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. With Virgil as his guide he travels to the Earthly Paradise. Along with stirring adventures and boundless imagination are Dante's reflections on spirituality and the nature of faith and reason in the world. This edition is perfectly complemented by William Blake's haunting illustrations. Together, they bring Dante's imagination to life for the modern reader.


About the Author

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was a poet and politician. Born into a noble Florentine family in a city torn apart by rival clans, Dante became embroiled in this sectarianism and was banished from the city in 1302. He wrote The Divine Comedy while in exile and this translation is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the American lyric poet.