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Dante's Divine Comedy (Bibliolife Reproduction Series) [Hardcover]

Dante Alighieri
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20 May 2009 Bibliolife Reproduction Series
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (20 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1110273193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1110273195
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,601,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best works of literature!! 21 May 2007
"Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost" is the opening line to this story.

This edition of Dante Alighieri's masterpiece 'The Divine Comedy' is an extremely well made book that tells the story of Dante's pilgrimage through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Trying to find the meaning behind the work is no small feet; you can try and interpret the meaning of letter or what the letter signifies.

This book is famous in modern culture for defining nine levels of hell and using the seven deadly sins.

In the begining Dante is guided by the famous poet Virgil (author of the Aeneid) who escorts Dante through Hell and Purgatory. As Dante a reaches the top of Purgatory, he joined by Beatrice his unrequited love in life (mentioned heavily in Dante's book `La Vita Nuova") who takes him through the celestial realm of paradise.

The book contains additional images from the famous illustrator Gustave Doré who gives justice to Dante's work with imagery based around Dante's journey. Many of these images display the full horror (and violence) of what Dante sees, such as Bertram De Born who displays his own severed head to Dante and Virgil. Gustave also matches the pace of how the journey unfolds, as the characters journey through Purgatory and Paradise the imagery becomes more and more heavenly and gives a real instance of what such blissful places could be like.

This story uses many persons from real life as well more legendary characters such as Tristan, Isolde, Achilles, Ulysses, Nimrod, Antaeus, Brutus etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Divine 10 Nov 2007
"Midway life's journey I was made aware/that I had strayed into a dark forest..."

Those eerie words open the first cantica of Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy," the legendary poem that takes its author through the eerie depths of hell, heaven and purgatory. It's a haunting, almost hallucinatory experience, full of the the metaphorical and supernatural horrors of the inferno, and joys of paradise.

The date is Good Friday of the year 1300, and Dante is lost in a creepy dark forest, being assaulted by a trio of beasts who symbolize his own sins. But suddenly he is rescued ("Not man; man I once was") by the legendary poet Virgil, who takes the despondent Dante under his wing -- and down into Hell.

But this isn't a straightforward hell of flames and dancing devils. Instead, it's a multi-tiered carnival of horrors, where different sins are punished with different means. Opportunists are forever stung by insects, the lustful are trapped in a storm, the greedy are forced to battle against each other, and the violent lie in a river of boiling blood, are transformed into thorn bushes, and are trapped on a volcanic desert.

Well, that was fun. But after passing through hell, Dante gets the guided tour of Purgatory, where the souls of the not-that-bad-but-not-pure-either get cleansed. He and Virgil emerge at the base of a vast mountain, and an angel orders him to "wash you those wounds within," then lets them in.

As Virgil and Dante climb the mountain, they observe the seven terraces that sinners stay on, representing the seven deadly sins -- the angry, the proud, the envious, the lazy, the greedy, the lustful and the gluttons. It's a one-way trip, and you don't even get to look back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Divine Comedy 28 Feb 2010
beautiful book, inscriptions and images within are breathtaking. Thought provoking and a must read text for any one questioning life and death and the deeper meaning to it all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase 25 Sep 2011
I've been meaning to read this for a while and when I came across it I couldn't resist. It arrived a lot faster than I thought it would and I couldn't be happier with it. The illustrations are simply beautiful and it would make a great addition to any book collection.
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