The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume 1: Hell


Introduction by: Dorothy L. Sayers
Translator: Dorothy L. Sayers

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140440065
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned – from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers – who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in Dante’s life. In this first part of his Divine Comedy, Dante fused satire and humour with intellect and soaring passion to create an immortal Christian allegory of mankind’s search for self-knowledge and spiritual enlightenment.
The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, Introduction by: Dorothy L. Sayers, Translator: Dorothy L. Sayers

Praise

“The English Dante of choice.” –Hugh Kenner

“Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths.” –Robert Fagles, Princeton University

“A marvel of fidelity to the original, of sobriety, and truly, of inspired poetry.” –Henri Peyre, Yale University

Series

Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri

Table of Contents

The Divine ComedyHow to Read Dante
Translator’s Note
The Inferno
Introduction
Cantos

The Purgatorio
Introduction
Cantos

The Paradiso
Introduction
Cantos

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