The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/12/2013

  $19.99
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.
ISBN:
9781847493200
9781847493200
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alma Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
576
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x41mm
Weight:
0.52kg
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence Italy in 1265. In 1301, a political dispute lead to his exile from Florence.

Over the next few years he made his home in Verona, Lucca and other cities. By 1310 he had written Inferno and Purgatorio, the first two books of his Divine Comedy.

He wrote the third and concluding book, Paradiso, in the years after he found sanctuary in Ravenna in 1318.

An allegorical account of his wanderings in a spiritual wilderness and eventual salvation under the guidance of his beloved Beatrice, The Divine Comedy is recognised as Dante's masterwork and a landmark of world literature. He died in exile in 1321 and was buried in Ravenna.

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