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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2011
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
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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on 8 February 2013
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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on 28 October 2014
The worldwide known as the best opera ever written in the history of literature.
But you need a big cultural background to really appreciate it.
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on 17 March 2013
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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on 3 March 2015
Very pleased with purchase. As described. Many thanks
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on 15 March 2015
Excellent
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