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Dante's Inferno: In Modern English [Kindle Edition]

Dante Alighieri , Douglas Neff , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Most English translations of INFERNO are full of colorful, but meaningless language based on today's modern standards. Some translations are so elaborate that they are as difficult to read as the original Italian version. This translation uses the Longfellow translation as a base, but replaces the obscure or antiquated verbiage with the language of Modern English. This translation could easily be read and understood by today's reader.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 403 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053WQW70
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,474 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not an easy read for an average Joe 19 Aug. 2013
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The book is easy enough to read in terms of the print and layout (Kindle version). I struggled as I have no previous knowledge of the story, and at times I found it very hard to follow. It's a fascinating story, and maybe if I were more intellegent then I would find it easier to grasp, but I'm not.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly readable 14 Oct. 2013
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I bought this after reading Dan Brown's Inferno, more out of curiosity than anything else and was surprised that it was actually quite easy and interesting. Of course it's in modern English, so it's lost the poetry beauty but it's nice to have actually read such an ancient classic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read 13 Dec. 2013
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I've attempted to read the original a few times and given up because I found it really hard to read. Since this is on modern English, one can concentrate on the story rather than the literature.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 26 Jan. 2014
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Very easy to read and a good introduction to Dante 's Inferno. I recommend reading some background to the work first to gain preliminary understanding.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good 13 Jun. 2013
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Difficult to get in to, but a good read. Not knowing much about the book is hard, so some background research needed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dante inferno 2 Nov. 2013
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Very good and quite enjoyable read, just up my street. Will recommend it to anyone who likes ideas and philosophical debates

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 July 2014
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Even for an old agnostic it was hard at first but a very enjoyable read, very enlightening a window to another age
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dante's Inferno 12 Aug. 2013
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The modern english suited me to be able to better understand the prose. I bought this copy because of the many references in the new Dan Brown book "INFERNO". It was very useful to see the connections to Dante's Inferno. I think I got more out of Dan Brown's "Inferno by having read this text.
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