The Inferno

The Inferno

Description

Belonging in the immortal company of the works of Homer, Virgil, Milton, and Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece is a visionary journey that takes readers through the torment of Hell. The first part of Dante's Divine Comedy is many things: a moving human drama, a supreme expression of the Middle Ages, a glorification of the ways of God, and a magnificent protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan. One of the few literary works that has enjoyed a fame both immediate and enduring, The Inferno remains powerful after seven centuries. It confronts the most universal values--good and evil, free will and predestination--while remaining intensely personal and ferociously political, for it was born out of the anguish of a man who saw human life blighted by the injustice and corruption of his times. Translated by John Ciardi
With an Introduction by Archibald T. MacAllister
and an Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli


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Details

Author(s)
Dante Alighieri, John Ciardi
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
107 x 173 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
Publication date
19 Sep 2014
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint
SIGNET CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
diagrams
ISBN10
0451531396
ISBN13
9780451531391
Bestsellers rank
35,792