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The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, is part of the #LINK<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
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  • 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 literatures 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 Dantes literary genius to a broad American audience. “Opening the book we stand face to face with the poet,” wrote William Dean Howells of Longfellows 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, Dantes 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 Dor&eacute;.

 

Peter Bondanella is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian at Indiana University and a past president of the American Association for Italian Studies. His publications include a number of translations of Italian classics, books on Italian Renaissance literature and Italian cinema, and a dictionary of Italian literature.

Synopsis:

"All hope abandon, ye who enter in!" The horrors of Hell have never sounded so wretched as when Dante sung them in his "Inferno. In his verses, the rings of Hell comprise a vast factory dedicated to subjecting the multitude of condemned souls to every torment and torture imaginable. The Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Dante's "Inferno includes the broody illustrations by Gustave Dore, as well as a map depicting Hell's labrynthine geography. Peter Bondanella is the Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian at Indiana University and a past President of the American Association for Italian Studies. Includes Dore's Illustrations

Synopsis:

"All hope abandon, ye who enter in!" The horrors of Hell have never sounded so wretched as when Dante sung them in his "Inferno. In his verses, the rings of Hell comprise a vast factory dedicated to subjecting the multitude of condemned souls to every torment and torture imaginable. The Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Dante's "Inferno includes the broady illustrations by Gustave Dore, as well as a map depicting Hell's labrynthine geography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593080518
Translator:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Translator:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Author:
Dante, Alighieri
Author:
Bondanella, Peter
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Dante
Author:
Alighieri
Author:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
POE008000
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
LITERATURE - LIT CLASSICS TRD PB
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 0.88 in

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"Synopsis" by , "All hope abandon, ye who enter in!" The horrors of Hell have never sounded so wretched as when Dante sung them in his "Inferno. In his verses, the rings of Hell comprise a vast factory dedicated to subjecting the multitude of condemned souls to every torment and torture imaginable. The Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Dante's "Inferno includes the broody illustrations by Gustave Dore, as well as a map depicting Hell's labrynthine geography. Peter Bondanella is the Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian at Indiana University and a past President of the American Association for Italian Studies. Includes Dore's Illustrations
"Synopsis" by , "All hope abandon, ye who enter in!" The horrors of Hell have never sounded so wretched as when Dante sung them in his "Inferno. In his verses, the rings of Hell comprise a vast factory dedicated to subjecting the multitude of condemned souls to every torment and torture imaginable. The Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Dante's "Inferno includes the broady illustrations by Gustave Dore, as well as a map depicting Hell's labrynthine geography.
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