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Paradise by Dante Alighieri
Book DescriptionIf there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come. Robert Royal, "Crisis" In this, the concluding volume of "The Divine Comedy," Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, "Paradise" is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante s spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear window into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave Dore, an appendix that reproduces Dante s key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Dante s ultimate masterwork."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812977264
(203mm x 135mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dante Alighieri
New Life, Paperback (December 2016)
A book about Dante's youth, an account of his love for Beatrice, the girl who was to become his lifelong muse, and of her tragic early death. It is also an allegory of the soul's crisis and growth, combining prose and poetry, narrative and meditation, dreams and songs and prayers.
Purgatory, Paperback (October 2016)
Purgatory is presented here in a new verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols. Also included are the original Italian text, extensive notes and a critical apparatus focusing on Dante's life and works.
Inferno, Paperback (September 2016)
This definitive edition of Dante's masterpiece - translated by the great American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - features stunning engravings by Gustave Dore, an eminent 19th-century illustrator of classics.
Divine Comedy, Hardback (August 2016)» View all books by Dante Alighieri
A landmark of world literature, The Divine Comedy tells of the poet Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed by his love for the heavenly Beatrice, he learns the meaning of evil, sin, damnation and forgiveness through a series of unforgettable encounters.
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Author Biography - Dante Alighieri
Anthony Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College. He is the author of Peppers, a book of poetry, and his translations include Lucretius s De rerum natura and Torquato Tasso s Gerusalemme liberata, along with Dante s Inferno and Purgatory, published by the Modern Library. Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1256. He entered public life in 1295, later becoming one of the six governing magistrates of Florence. He repeatedly opposed the machinations of Pope Boniface VIII, who was attempting to place all of Tuscany under Papal rule, and in 1301 was banished from Florence. Dante would never again enter his native city, spending his remaining years with a series of patrons in various Italian courts. He completed The Divine Comedy shortly before his death in 1321. Gustave Dore (1832-83) was one of the most popular and prolific French illustrators of the mid 19th century."
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