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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for one's library
One of the top world literature, this version of Divine Comedy, is a must have for any parents who take education of children seriously.
Set in clear, readable type-setting, and easy to carry, this book gives one a pleasure of getting to know real Divine Comedy, i.e., in original tongue. Any translation from one language to another is always imperfect. Unless one...
Published on 14 Jan 2011 by Adlerinternational

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2.0 out of 5 stars This is an abridged version!!
This is a beautiful book, full of nice colorful illustrations. However, it is not actually Dante's "Divina Commedia" - it is an abridged, re-told version in verse. I suppose it's good for those who want to quickly get the scoop of what "Divina Commedia" is all about without having to read old Italian. The text is nicely written, telling the story as if it were an ancient...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is an abridged version!!, 19 Nov 2011
This review is from: Divina Commedia (Hardcover)
This is a beautiful book, full of nice colorful illustrations. However, it is not actually Dante's "Divina Commedia" - it is an abridged, re-told version in verse. I suppose it's good for those who want to quickly get the scoop of what "Divina Commedia" is all about without having to read old Italian. The text is nicely written, telling the story as if it were an ancient myth. However, I was quite disappointed because I was expecting the real thing, and instead got a summary. This is NOT in any way apparent from the product description!

Note that this is in Italian.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for one's library, 14 Jan 2011
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One of the top world literature, this version of Divine Comedy, is a must have for any parents who take education of children seriously.
Set in clear, readable type-setting, and easy to carry, this book gives one a pleasure of getting to know real Divine Comedy, i.e., in original tongue. Any translation from one language to another is always imperfect. Unless one reads in original language in which the book is written, it is impossible to know the greatness of the work.
If one reads this with audio recording of Divine Comedy ( in Italian ), it also increases the understanding of the greatness of Dante's magnum opus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece!, 17 Mar 2013
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Great masterpiece of the Italian literature. You can go the Italian history and beliefs. Passionating! I would buy it one thousand times again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars timeless classic, 8 Feb 2013
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You can't really rate this classic: 5 stars aren't enough! The Kindle text is fine, as usual. If your Italian is rusty, DC is a mammoth task in the original, and a straight text version can't educate you about the contemporary figures. Having an Italian dictionary for when the words become unguessable is a good idea, and there's a basic one available on Kindle.

There are dual-text translations which are very good, but I think that would mean having a dual-screen Kindle, the market for which would be unimaginably small....
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