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Published: 06 March 1997

672 Pages | 15 illus.

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195087444

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

Volume 1: Inferno

Edited and Translated by Robert M. Durling, Introduction by Robert M. Durling, Notes by Ronald L. Martinez, and Robert M. Durling

  • Durling's translations of Inferno and Purgatorio are widely admired, and this one has been eagerly anticipated; in a sea of English-language translations of Dante, the ones provided by Durling stand among the best
  • Notes not only illuminate the Paradiso, but stress the links among all three volumes of the Commedia, something seldom-done in other editions
  • Original Italian appears on the left-hand page opposite the English language translations, allowing for easy comparisons and reference
  • Includes a lucid, stage-setting introduction that provides the historical, political, biblical, and theological contexts that enrich the reader's understanding of the poem

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