The Severn Library will be closed from February 1 - 21. It is currently unavailable as a holds pickup location.

The inferno

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics - New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars - Biographies of the authors - Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events - Footnotes and endnotes - Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work - Comments by other famous authors - Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations - Bibliographies for further reading - Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate. All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences - biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. The Inferno remains literature's most hallowed and graphic vision of Hell. Dante plunges readers into this unforgettable world with a deceptively simple - and now legendary - tercet - Midway upon the journey of our life - I found myself within a forest dark - For the straightforward pathway had been lost. With these words, Dante plunges readers into the unforgettable world of the Inferno - one of the most graphic visions of Hell ever created. In this first part of the epic The Divine Comedy, Dante is led by the poet Virgil down into the nine circles of Hell, where he travels through nightmare landscapes of fetid cesspools, viper pits, frozen lakes, and boiling rivers of blood and witnesses sinners being beaten, burned, eaten, defecated upon, and torn to pieces by demons. Along the way he meets the most fascinating characters known to the classical and medieval world - the silver-tongued Ulysses, lustful Francesca da Rimini, the heretical Farinata degli Uberti, and scores of other intriguing and notorious figures. This edition of the Inferno revives the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow translation, which first introduced Dante's literary genius to a broad American audience. "Opening the book we stand face to face with the poet," wrote William Dean Howells of Longfellow's Dante, "and when his voice ceases we may marvel if he has not sung to us in his own Tuscan." Lyrically graceful and brimming with startlingly vivid images, Dante's Inferno is a perpetually engrossing classic that ranks with the greatest works of Homer and Shakespeare. Features a map of Hell and illustrations by Gustave Doré.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDcac60216-b9f7-7e78-907c-56a15a42e444
Grouping Titleinferno
Grouping Authordante alighieri
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-29 04:10:38AM
Last Indexed2020-01-29 04:17:06AM

Solr Details

auth_author2Bang, Mary Jo.
Ciardi, John, 1916-1986.
Drescher, Henrik.
Mandelbaum, Allen, 1926-2011
Moser, Barry.
authorDante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
author2-roleBang, Mary Jo.
Ciardi, John,1916-1986.
Drescher, Henrik.
Mandelbaum, Allen,1926-2011
Moser, Barry.
author_displayDante Alighieri
available_at_aacplCrofton Library
detailed_location_aacplCrofton Library - Nonfiction
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library - Nonfiction

Belonging in the immortal company of the works of Homer, Virgil, Milton, and Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece is a visionary journey that takes readers through the torment of Hell.
The first part of Dante's Divine Comedy is many things: a moving human drama, a supreme expression of the Middle Ages, a glorification of the ways of God, and a magnificent protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan. One of the few literary works that has enjoyed a fame both immediate and enduring, The Inferno remains powerful after seven centuries. It confronts the most universal values—good and evil, free will and predestination—while remaining intensely personal and ferociously political, for it was born out of the anguish of a man who saw human life blighted by the injustice and corruption of his times.
Translated by John Ciardi
With an Introduction by Archibald T. MacAllister
and an Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a95313831997081568511Crofton Library - Nonfiction851.1 D1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 23, 2019CRO
ils:a95313831997081568529Severna Park Library - Nonfiction851.1 D1falsefalseChecked OutJan 14, 2020S-PK
overdrive:85f3e1a6-49a8-4b82-a30c-cd73870268d31Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:85f3e1a6-49a8-4b82-a30c-cd73870268d3-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
itype_aacplAdult Nonfiction
local_callnumber_aacpl851.1 D
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplCrofton Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a953138BookBooksEnglishGraywolf Press, c2012.vii, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ils:a112595BookBooksEnglishMentor Books, 1982.288 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
overdrive:85f3e1a6-49a8-4b82-a30c-cd73870268d3eBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2001
ils:a31820BookBooksEnglishUniversity of California Press, c1980.xxiv, 307 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a95313831997081568511On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a95313831997081568529Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:85f3e1a6-49a8-4b82-a30c-cd73870268d31Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:85f3e1a6-49a8-4b82-a30c-cd73870268d3-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
seriesCalifornia Dante
Divina commedia
The Divine Comedy
series_with_volumeCalifornia Dante|
Divina commedia|pt. 1
The Divine Comedy|
subject_facetDante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321 -- Criticism, Textual
Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321. -- Inferno
Hell -- Poetry
Italian poetry -- To 1400
Italian works
Poetry, Medieval
Religious poetry
title_displayThe inferno
title_fullInferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated, with an introduction and notes by Mary Jo Bang ; illustrations by Henrik Drescher
The Inferno
The inferno / Dante Alighieri ; the John Ciardi translation
The inferno / [drawings by Barry Moser]
title_shortThe inferno
topic_facetClassic Literature
Criticism, Textual
Dante Alighieri
Italian poetry
Italian works
Poetry, Medieval
Religious poetry