The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume 1: Inferno

Dante Alighieri
Translator: Robin Kirkpatrick
Editor: Robin Kirkpatrick
Introduction by: Robin Kirkpatrick
Commentaries by: Robin Kirkpatrick
Notes by: Robin Kirkpatrick
Jacket Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith

Format
Hardcover
Price
$20.00
 
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141195872
  • 576 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri
Translator: Robin Kirkpatrick
Editor: Robin Kirkpatrick
Introduction by: Robin Kirkpatrick
Commentaries by: Robin Kirkpatrick
Notes by: Robin Kirkpatrick
Jacket Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith

Praise

“Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem’s construction than nearly all of his competitors.”
-The Times (London)

Table of Contents

How to Read Dante
Translator’s Note
The Inferno
Introduction
Cantos

The Purgatorio
Introduction
Cantos

The Paradiso
Introduction
Cantos

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