Comprised of three books - Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso - Dantes Divine Comedy follows Dante Alighieris epic poems follows Dante through the different sections of the afterlife; hell, purgatory, and heaven.Divine Comedy began as a project in 1308 and ended in 1320, the year before Dantes death. Told in first person, Dante follows the poet Virgil through the rings of hell and purgatory. The Divine Comedy is a highly allegorical text and renowned as one of the most influential Italian masterpieces in literature.This classic translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the first to be published by an American author and is a staple in every library. With this accurate and eloquent translation, the beauty of Dantes amazing epic poetry can be fully appreciated. Inspiration to a slew or popular authors and poets, Divine Comedy is well remembered and Gustave Dores illustrations bring Dantes masterpiece to life. 

Hardback  736pp  h235mm  x  w165mm 

ISBN13: 9780785834588