- Hardcover: 383 pages
- Publisher: Chartwell Books Inc.,U.S. (30 Oct. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785821201
- ISBN-13: 978-0785821205
- Product Dimensions: 30 x 24.5 x 3.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,339,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory, Paradise Hardcover – 30 Oct 2006
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About the Author
Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 in Portland, Maine, and he became a professor of modern languages at Harvard. His most famous narrative poems include The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Reveres Ride, "The Village Blacksmith," "The Wreck of the Hesperus." From his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne, Longfellow got a brief outline of a story from which he composed one of his most favorite poems, 'Evangeline'. The original story had Evangeline wandering about New England in search of her bridegroom. One of the first poets to take the landscape and stories of North America as his subjects, Longfellow became immensely popular all over the world, and he was the first American commemorated in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey. He was given honorary degrees at the great universities of Oxford and Cambridge, invited to Windsor by Queen Victoria, and called by request upon the Prince of Wales. He was also chosen a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of the Spanish Academy. He died on March 24, 1882. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The paper quality of the book is first-rate, bar none. The book opens with an Introduction to the Comedy, covering the history of the work and its author, Dante, as well as a short Chronology of the Inferno itself, the cosmology of the Earth and hell, the theology of the Comedy, and a short history of Translation. It is also packed full of delightful illustrations.
An earlier reviewer stated that the Comedy was translated into Old English, to correct this view, it is not. The translation by Wordsworth is into what is considered Modern English.
Everybody who shares my affection for the Comedy should in my opinion, own a copy of this Leather-bound edition by B&N.
If you made it to the end of my review, then thank you most dearly for reading and I wish you all well.
This is an edit to my review for the Kindle Edition. The above is for the Barnes & Nobles Leatherbound.
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Illustrations and layout is great, too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely beautifully made book! It's a piece of art in itself! Love it!Published 11 months ago by Kayla C.
This is a wonderful book, what more can be said. The cover is beautiful as is the story!Published 15 months ago by M. De Schryver