The Divine Comedy (Oxford World’s Classics)

The Divine Comedy Oxford World s Classics Described variously as the greatest poem of the European Middle Ages and because of the author s evangelical purpose the fifth Gospel the Divine Comedy is central to the culture of the west The po

  • Title: The Divine Comedy (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Dante Alighieri
  • ISBN: 0199535647
  • Page: 225
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  • Described variously as the greatest poem of the European Middle Ages and, because of the author s evangelical purpose, the fifth Gospel , the Divine Comedy is central to the culture of the west The poem is a spiritual autobiography in the form of a journey the poet travels from the dark circles of the Inferno, up the mountain of Purgatory, where Virgil, his guide leaves him to encounter Beatrice in the Earthly Paradise Dante conceived the poem as the new epic of Christendom, and he creates a world in which reason and faith have transformed moral and social chaos into order Charles Sisson s blank verse translation is remarkable for its lucidity and vigour, and the Introduction, diagrams, maps, and notes by David Higgins provide the reader with invaluable guidance ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Fantastic version of The Divine Comedy I had first downloowed it to my Kinldle but I found the illustrations to be less than I expected Therefore, I decided to buy the hardback version Wonderful You will not be disappointed I recommend to all Ah what got me into this I read INFERNO by Dan Brown and just HAD TO HAVE THE Divine Comedy If you are interested in classic lit I highly recomend this book It s not even expensive

    2. What an amazing book and a beautiful cover to go along Indeed I have been wanting to read this book for some quite some time Thank you for your quick service Can t wait to start.

    3. While this translation by Longfellow is reminiscent of the Douay Rheims Bible Latin to sometimes mannered, even stilted English , this edition is splendidly bound and illustrated with the classic drawings on THE DIVINE COMEDY by Gustave Dore The cover is red linen hardcover embellished with gold titles and a large black engraved Dore drawing The book is oversized and comes in a superb box book sleeve for protection and display Any informed and educated Catholic must read at least once and keep a [...]

    4. Excellent translation with superb commentary 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 Three places, namely hell, purgatory and paradise, are where souls will check in, depending on whether they are God s elect and the sins one has committed It is clear that if one [...]

    5. Excellent publication The print was clear and the illustrations spectacular Gustave Dore s wood engravings stood out against the white paper I think his illustrations are the best available for The Divine Comedy A quick summary before each Canto was very helpful Henry Wadsworth Longfellow s translation to English was very poetic A nice edition protected in a beautiful case.

    6. I wanted to read this for a while Before I bought it though I looked at a lot of copies, even free A lot of reviews said that this translation by John Ciardi was one of the best I found it easier to read than the free version I had also downloaded It also has notes inside of it that helps to explain some of the things that happening in case you get confused I really appreciated John Ciardi s beginning section, How to read Dante , in the book It helped me to catch on to things quicker I also like [...]

    7. Divine Comedy, especially in its earlier versions is one of the most remarkable books written by man This translation of it is perhaps the best in English I first read this work three decades ago, and reading it now is as refreshing as ever.Influenced by his exile in a rift between the papacy and the Holy Roman Emperor at the time, which saw him favoring the pope, Dante s The Divine Comedy not only provides an insight into the church and the state that has haunted humanity for two millennia, it [...]

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