Dante (1265-1321) is one of the greatest of Italian poets, and his "Divine Comedy" widely regarded as the finest of all Christian allegories. It is an epic poem recounting the poet's journey through nine circles of hell.
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'Midway this way of life we're bound upon, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, Where the right road was wholly lost and gone.'
Part of the beautifully presented 'Wonders of the World' series. Translated with an introduction by Dorothy L. Sayers.
'The ideal way of reading The Divine Comedy would be to start at the first line and go straight through to the end, surrendering to the vigour of the story-telling and the swift movement of the verse, and not bothering about any historical allusions or theological explanations which do not occur in the text itself. That is how Dante himself tackles his subject.' From the Introduction.About the Author:
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was born to a noble but impoverished family. When the Black Guelfs came to power in 1302 Dante, whose sympathies lay with the White Guelfs, was exiled from Florence. He eventually settled in Ravenna, where he completed the DIVINE COMEDY just before his death. Dorothy Leigh Sayers translated THE SONG OF ROLAND and Dante's DIVINE COMEDY for Penguin Classics. She also wrote a number of classic detective novels, as well as plays and poetry. She died in 1957.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140448217
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