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The inferno

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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.
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Ciardi, John, 1916-1986.
Drescher, Henrik.
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Mandelbaum, Allen, 1926-2011
Moser, Barry.
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display_description"Here at last that much suffering reader will find Dante's greatness manifest, and not his greatness only, but his grace, his simplicity, and his affection."—William Dean Howells, The Nation "As a crown to his literary life, Longfellow combines his exquisite scholarship and his poetic skill and experience in the translation of one of the great poems of the world."—Harper's Monthly Enter the unforgettable world of The Inferno and travel with a pair of poets through nightmare landscapes of eternal damnation to the very core of Hell. The first of the three major canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this fourteenth-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise. His encounters with historical and mythological creatures--each symbolic of a particular vice or crime--blend vivid and shocking imagery with graceful lyricism in one of the monumental works of world literature. This acclaimed translation was rendered by the beloved nineteenth-century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A skilled linguist who taught modern languages at Harvard, Longfellow was among the first to make Dante’s visionary poem accessible to American readers.
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ils:a1698212BookBooksEnglishDover Publications, 2012.256 p.
ils:a953138BookBooksEnglishGraywolf Press, c2012.vii, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ils:a112595BookBooksEnglishMentor Books, 1982.288 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
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ils:a31820BookBooksEnglishUniversity of California Press, c1980.xxiv, 307 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
external_econtent:ils:a1698212eBookeBookEnglishDover Publications, 2012.256 p.
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seriesCalifornia Dante
Divina commedia
The Divine Comedy
series_with_volumeCalifornia Dante|
Divina commedia|pt. 1
The Divine Comedy|
subject_facetClassic & Allegory -- Christian
Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321 -- Criticism, Textual
Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321. -- Inferno
Electronic books
Epic -- POETRY
Hell -- Poetry
Italian -- European
Italian poetry -- To 1400
Italian works
Poetry, Medieval
Religious poetry
Sagas -- FICTION
title_displayThe inferno
title_fullInferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated, with an introduction and notes by Mary Jo Bang ; illustrations by Henrik Drescher
Inferno [electronic resource] Dante Alighieri.
The Inferno
The inferno / Dante Alighieri ; the John Ciardi translation
The inferno / [drawings by Barry Moser]
title_shortThe inferno
topic_facetClassic & Allegory
Classic Literature
Criticism, Textual
Dante Alighieri
Italian poetry
Italian works
Poetry, Medieval
Religious poetry