The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


Illustrator: Eric Drooker
Introduction by:
Translator:
Noted by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$26.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143107194
  • 752 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature

An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante’s descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante’s poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here for the first time in a one-volume edition.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, Illustrator: Eric Drooker, Introduction by: Robin Kirkpatrick, Translator: Robin Kirkpatrick, Noted by: Robin Kirkpatrick

Praise

"The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism . . . Likely to be the best modern version of Dante."
Bernard O’Donoghue

"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)

"We gain much from Kirkpatrick’s fidelity to syntax and nuance. . . . His introduction . . . tells you, very readable indeed, pretty much all you need for a heightened appreciation of the work."
The Guardian (London)

Series

Penguin Classics Deluxe
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
George Eliot
Mary Karr
Illustrator: Brian Rea
Jane Austen
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