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eBook The Divine Comedy: The Vision of Dante (Everyman's Library) ePub

by Ralph Pite,Henry Cary,Dante Alighieri

  • ISBN: 0460875221
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Ralph Pite,Henry Cary,Dante Alighieri
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Everymans Library (November 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1242 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 228

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Temporarily out of stock. Dante Alighieri’s triology is undoubtedly the giant amongst giants in the world of classic literature and an important adjunct to the bible. The bible, while alluding to the afterlife that continues in eternity, does not focus on the places a soul can reside in the after life. We will see how close Dante's vision of hell, purgatory and paradiso are to the real thing.

It includes Botticelli's illustrations of "The Divine Comedy", drawn in the 1480s. From the Publisher: Founded in 1906 by .

An epic masterpiece, Dante Alighieri's The Devine Comedy is an incredible dramatic journey that takes the . view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook.

An epic masterpiece, Dante Alighieri's The Devine Comedy is an incredible dramatic journey that takes the reader from the glories of heaven to the searing pit of hell. Dante's poem is one of the finest and most enduring works in Western Civilization.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri This text-based PDF or EBook was created from the HTML version of this book and is part of the Portable Library of Liberty.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. This text-based PDF or EBook was created from the HTML version of this book and is part of the Portable Library of Liberty.

The divine comedy: The inferno, The purgatorio, and The paradiso, Dante Alighieri; translated. In the opening allegory of the Divine Comedy, Dante finds himself lost and in darkness:Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray. from the straight road and woke to find myself. alone in a dark wood.

The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his .

The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century.

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Project Gutenberg's The Divine Comedy of Dante: Paradise, by Dante Alighieri. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever

Translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary, . and illustrated with the seventy-five designs of Gustave Doré. Author Henry Francis Cary. The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 2. Author Gustave Dore. Project Gutenberg's The Divine Comedy of Dante: Paradise, by Dante Alighieri. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: The Divine Comedy of Dante: Paradise. Author: Dante Alighieri.

In fact the first English translation was only completed in 1802, almost 500 years after Dante wrote his Italian original

More by Dante Alighieri. The Vision Of Purgatory, Complete.

More by Dante Alighieri. Works Of Dante Alighieri: Includes The Divine Comedy In Three Translations (With One Version Illustrated By Gustave Dore). Mobi Collected Works). Dante's Inferno: The Divine Comedy, Book One. S. Fowler Wright.

This edition features all three parts of Dante's great poem about the journey of the soul - "Inferno", "Purgatorio" and "Paradiso" - with explanatory notes on each canto. It includes Botticelli's illustrations of "The Divine Comedy", drawn in the 1480s.

Comments

Pruster Pruster
I highly recommend this translation of Dante's Inferno. For many years, Ciardi's translation has been the standard and it has much to recommend it. But Ciardi's rhymed stanzas are looser, wordier, and less faithful to the original than Thornton's blank verse. Thornton brings us closer to what Dante wrote. And the excellent notes at the end of each canto help bring this masterpiece to life for a modern reader.
Kagaramar Kagaramar
With decades of study and meticulous craftsmanship, Dr. Peter Thornton has offered his translation of “The Inferno.” I do not know Italian, but I have read a couple of other translations of “The Inferno,” and I found this one the best for several reasons. First, the poetry is vivid. I felt like orange flames and the stench of Sulphur were my companions as much as were Dante and Virgil.
The verse itself is a second reason I liked this translation. The meter – iambic pentameter, the ordinary meter of the English language – does not intrude into the poetry itself. That is, I wasn’t conscious of stretching of words or awkward diction for the sake of the meter.
You can enjoy the translation without bothering to read the footnotes, but once you start, you are off on another journey, equally absorbing – this one through contemporary (to Dante) Florentine history, Christian metaphors and allusions, Roman legend and mythology, and Catholic scholars from Augustine on.
Read the translation; savor the footnotes. There’s always room for a fresh version of hell.
Mazuzahn Mazuzahn
THANK YOU !! I've been trying to expose my kids to more of the classics. But every translation of the Divine Comedy I've come across has been so difficult that I couldn't even get through Hell (felt like hell trying to read it). UNTIL NOW !!! Thank you Mr. Douglas Neff for this translation. It keeps all the flavor, tension, and character; and stays true to the original story. Reading this translation, I find myself more absorbed and engaged in trying to understand what Dante was trying to get across, and why he picked certain persons for certain levels, and doing research into some of the people, places, vices, etc. that he talks about, instead of spending hours trying to decipher the actual language of the translation. My 7 year old is totally engaged, while at the same time, my 15 year old and I are getting into some very interesting discussions (Dante put Pope Celestine V with those souls who neither heaven nor hell want, because he resigned as Pope . . . I wonder what that means for old former pope Benedict XVI / cardinal Ratzinger who just did the same thing). And none of us are getting ground down by having to stop and try and translate the language.

I cannot encourage you strongly enough to get this book. You will not be disappointed. I'm now trying to find a comparable translation of Purgatory and Paradise so we can complete the story.
Malahelm Malahelm
Dante's THE INFERNO is a classic. Written around 1321, the book predates most of the classics, except Homer's works of course. But even before Shakespeare, this book heralded in an uncommonly twisted and almost perverse story of Dante's descent into Hell and his description of everything he sees and those he meets. It's eloquently written. Not necessarily an easy read but it does tribute to the language and reminds the reader that our vernacular has so much more color than the reductio ad absurdum we see being used today. Dante's descriptions of the nightmare that sinners endure at each level is pretty graphic, sometimes bordering on horrifying, and who knows, he might even be credited with the first narrative on the subject of flesh-eating zombies which are so popular today. The narrative also gives the reader a feel for certain historical relevancies of that and earlier times and how Dante saw the world. This particular version of the book, by John Ciardi, provides excellent descriptive notes after each section, clarifying things mentioned in the story so the reader stays on track. Lastly, I could not help but wonder if the Vatican of that time didn't encourage the book to be written simply because of its thematic message of what happens to sinners, particularly those who sin against God and the Church or become apostates. It certainly provides compelling imagery to anyone who believes in Heaven and Hell. Add it to your reading arsenal - it's worth the read.