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The Divine Comedy, Volume 1: The Inferno (Penguin Hardcover Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780141195872
ISBN10: 0141195878
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Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, the Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicide Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, the poet must journey with Virgil to the heart of Hell — for it is only by encountering Satan that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.

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Mark Twain's great American masterpiece, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

The tale of a boy's picaresque journey down the Mississippi on a raft, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. When Huck escapes from his drunken father and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with the runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous 'Duke' and 'Dauphin'. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck's struggle between his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society, which threaten his deep and enduring friendship with Jim.

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Dante's epic-in a stunning new clothbound edition.

Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, the Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicide Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, the poet must journey with Virgil to the heart of Hell-for it is only by encountering Satan that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.

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With splendid packaging created by acclaimed designer Coralie Bickford-Smith (Great Books for Boys series), Penguin Classics presents beautiful hardcover editions of the world's favorite books. Featuring gorgeous patterns stamped on linen cases, colored endpapers, and ribbon markers, these are rich and sumptuous volumes that continue what will be one of the most coveted sets of books ever produced.

About the Author

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great love of his life. Married to Gemma Donatic, Dante's political activism resulted in his being exiled from Florence to eventually settle in Ravenna. It is believed that The Divine Comedy — comprised of three canticles, The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso — was written between 1308 and 1320. Dante Alighieri died in 1321.

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Bchernarr, December 3, 2010 (view all comments by Bchernarr)
Another gushing comment on"the inferno"would be just as unneeded as it is superfluous...yet again there is no mention made ofDante's distant relative who lived in the nachbarschaft of Ravello, Italy when my mishpocka did;

Luigi Dante...the unsung cook who first dared to cook macaroni only until it was BARELY done. Why, they called it raw! Nevertheless, he persevered; when asked why anyone would prepare macaroni in this manner, he thrust out his chin in the classic mussolinian manner, and uttered a phrase that has been mistranslated ever since---"It is cooked to MY tooth's liking"; thus giving the world a standard to follow wherever macaroni of any type is cooked.That, though usually misspelled ever since still bears his last name & first initial...
Nope, not a word about him, just his ancestor that so knew how to both write & turn a phrase...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141195872
Author:
Alighieri, Dante
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Kirkpatrick, Robin
Editor:
Kirkpatrick, Robin
Author:
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Author:
Dante, Alighieri
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Kirkpatrick, Robin
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Hardcover Classics
Series Volume:
Volume 1: Inferno
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
Mark Twain's great American masterpiece, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

The tale of a boy's picaresque journey down the Mississippi on a raft, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. When Huck escapes from his drunken father and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with the runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous 'Duke' and 'Dauphin'. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck's struggle between his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society, which threaten his deep and enduring friendship with Jim.

"Synopsis" by ,
Dante's epic-in a stunning new clothbound edition.

Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, the Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicide Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, the poet must journey with Virgil to the heart of Hell-for it is only by encountering Satan that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.

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