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The Inferno (Signet Classics)

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Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

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Synopsis:

So full was I of slumber at the moment

in which I had abandoned the true way . . .

O Muses, O high genius, now assist me

O memory, that didst write down what I saw,

. . . thy nobility shall be manifest

Although chiefly remembered for such works as The Psalm of Life, The Children's Hour and Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) spent many years as professor of modern languages at Bowdoin, and later at Harvard. In 1843, after several trips abroad, he began work on his translation of Dante.

Immensely popular, and commanding a larger audience than any other poet in America, Longfellow produced a body of work which skillfully rendered European culture into terms his New World readers readily appreciated — with his translation of The Inferno one of his most important offerings.

Synopsis:

All three volumes of Dante's "The Divine Comedy" are now available in striking new packages, translated by John Ciardi and each one featuring a new Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli. Revised reissue.,

Synopsis:

 

Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

 

About the Author

John Ciardi was a distinguished poet and professor, having taught at Harvard and Rutgers universities, and a poetry editor of The Saturday Review. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1955 he won the Harriet Monroe Memorial Award, and in 1956, the Prix de Rome. He died in 1986.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451531391
Author:
Alighieri, Dante
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Translator:
Ciardi, John
Author:
MacAllister, Archibald T.
Author:
Cifelli, Edward M.
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Ciardi, John
Afterword by:
Cifelli, Edward M.
Afterword:
Cifelli, Edward M.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.90x4.06x.85 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 320 pages Signet Classics - English 9780451531391 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , So full was I of slumber at the moment

in which I had abandoned the true way . . .

O Muses, O high genius, now assist me

O memory, that didst write down what I saw,

. . . thy nobility shall be manifest

Although chiefly remembered for such works as The Psalm of Life, The Children's Hour and Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) spent many years as professor of modern languages at Bowdoin, and later at Harvard. In 1843, after several trips abroad, he began work on his translation of Dante.

Immensely popular, and commanding a larger audience than any other poet in America, Longfellow produced a body of work which skillfully rendered European culture into terms his New World readers readily appreciated — with his translation of The Inferno one of his most important offerings.

"Synopsis" by , All three volumes of Dante's "The Divine Comedy" are now available in striking new packages, translated by John Ciardi and each one featuring a new Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli. Revised reissue.,
"Synopsis" by ,
 

Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

 

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