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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Inferno

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"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 Dantes visionary poem accessible to American readers.

Synopsis:

The first of the 3 canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this 14th-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. There he encounters historical and mythological creatures — each symbolic of a particular vice or crime. Translated beautifully by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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The first of the three canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this fourteenth-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. His encounters with historical and mythological creatures--each symbolic of a particular vice or crime--blend vivid and shocking imagery with graceful lyricism in a monumental work of world literature. This acclaimed and accessible translation was rendered by the beloved nineteenth-century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486442884
Translator:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.46 lb

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The first of the 3 canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this 14th-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. There he encounters historical and mythological creatures — each symbolic of a particular vice or crime. Translated beautifully by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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The first of the three canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this fourteenth-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. His encounters with historical and mythological creatures--each symbolic of a particular vice or crime--blend vivid and shocking imagery with graceful lyricism in a monumental work of world literature. This acclaimed and accessible translation was rendered by the beloved nineteenth-century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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