The inferno

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The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics - New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars - Biographies of the authors - Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events - Footnotes and endnotes - Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work - Comments by other famous authors - Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations - Bibliographies for further reading - Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate. All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences - biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. The Inferno remains literature's most hallowed and graphic vision of Hell. Dante plunges readers into this unforgettable world with a deceptively simple - and now legendary - tercet - Midway upon the journey of our life - I found myself within a forest dark - For the straightforward pathway had been lost. With these words, Dante plunges readers into the unforgettable world of the Inferno - one of the most graphic visions of Hell ever created. In this first part of the epic The Divine Comedy, Dante is led by the poet Virgil down into the nine circles of Hell, where he travels through nightmare landscapes of fetid cesspools, viper pits, frozen lakes, and boiling rivers of blood and witnesses sinners being beaten, burned, eaten, defecated upon, and torn to pieces by demons. Along the way he meets the most fascinating characters known to the classical and medieval world - the silver-tongued Ulysses, lustful Francesca da Rimini, the heretical Farinata degli Uberti, and scores of other intriguing and notorious figures. This edition of the Inferno revives the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow translation, which first introduced Dante's literary genius to a broad American audience. "Opening the book we stand face to face with the poet," wrote William Dean Howells of Longfellow's Dante, "and when his voice ceases we may marvel if he has not sung to us in his own Tuscan." Lyrically graceful and brimming with startlingly vivid images, Dante's Inferno is a perpetually engrossing classic that ranks with the greatest works of Homer and Shakespeare. Features a map of Hell and illustrations by Gustave Doré.
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auth_author2 Bang, Mary Jo., Bondanella, Peter E., 1943-, Ciardi, John, 1916-1986., Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883., Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883., Drescher, Henrik., Ellis, Steve, 1952-, Esolen, Anthony M., James, Clive, 1939-, Kilmer, Nicholas., Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882., MacAllister, Archibald T.
author Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
author2-role Bang, Mary Jo., Bondanella, Peter E.,1943-, Ciardi, John,1916-1986., Doré, Gustave,1832-1883., Doré, Gustave,1832-1883., Drescher, Henrik., Ellis, Steve,1952-Hell., Esolen, Anthony M., James, Clive,1939-translator,writer of introduction., Kilmer, Nicholas., Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth,1807-1882., MacAllister, Archibald T.
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display_description "Dante's thrilling and panoramic view of Hell comes to startling new life in Clive James's translation of Inferno. Of the three sections of Dante 's Divine Comedy, the first section, Inferno, has always been the most popular. The medieval equivalent of a thriller, Inferno features Dante and his faithful guide Virgil as they traverse the complex geography of Hell and confront many hair-raising threats before reaching the deep chamber where Satan resides. Now, in this dazzling translation, described as "a remarkable achievment" by Stephen Greenblatt, Clive James communicates not just the transcendent poetry of Dante's language but also the excitement and terror of his journey through the underworld. Instead of Dante's original terza rima, a form that, in English, tends to show the strain of composition, James employs fluently linked quatrains, thereby conveying the seamless flow of Dante 's poetry and the headlong momentum of the action. As James writes in his introduction, Dante's great poem "can still astonish us, whether we believe in the supernatural or not. At the very least it will make us believe in poetry" --
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subject_facet Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321 -- Criticism, Textual, Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321. -- Inferno, Hell -- Poetry, Italian poetry -- To 1400
title_display The inferno
title_full Inferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated, annotated and introduced by Steve Ellis, Inferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated, with an introduction and notes by Mary Jo Bang ; illustrations by Henrik Drescher, Inferno / translated and with an introduction by Clive James, The inferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; with an introduction and notes by Peter Bondanella ; illustrations by Gustave Doré, The inferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated by John Ciardi ; historical introduction by Archibald T. MacAllister, The inferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Anthony Esolen ; illustrations by Gustave Doré, The inferno / translated by Nicholas Kilmer
title_short The inferno
topic_facet Criticism, Textual, Dante Alighieri, Hell, Italian poetry