The Comedy of Dante Alighieri: The Florentine/Cantica III : Paradise (Paperback)
 
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The Comedy of Dante Alighieri: The Florentine/Cantica III : Paradise (Paperback)

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A verse translation, with critical commentaries, of the thirty-three cantos of Dante's allegorical poem

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great love of his life. Married to Gemma Donatic, Dante's political activism resulted in his being exiled from Florence to eventually settle in Ravenna. It is believed that The Divine Comedy—comprised of three canticles, The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso—was written between 1308 and 1320. Dante Alighieri died in 1321.

Barbara Reynolds, retired lecturer in Italian at Cambridge University, holds three honorary doctorates. She translated Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso for Penguin Classics and finished Dorothy L. Sayers’s translation of Dante’s Paradise after Sayers’s death.


Barbara Reynolds, retired lecturer in Italian at Cambridge University, holds three honorary doctorates. She translated Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso for Penguin Classics and finished Dorothy L. Sayers’s translation of Dante’s Paradise after Sayers’s death.

Author:
Dante Alighieri
Series Title:
Penguin Classics
Genre:
POETRY / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
12/01/1962
ISBN:
9780140441055
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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