The Inferno (Signet Classics)


The Inferno (Signet Classics) Author Dante Alighieri
ISBN-10 0451531396
ISBN-13 9780451531391
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Signet
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Belonging in the immortal company of the works of Homer Virgil Milton and Shakespeare Dante Alighieris poetic masterpiece is a visionary journey that takes readers through the torment of Hell The first part of Dantes Divine Comedyis many things amoving human drama a supreme expression of the Middle Ages a glorification of the ways of God and a magnificent protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan One of the few literary works that has enjoyed a fame both immediate and enduring The Inferno remains powerful after seven centuries It confronts the most universal valuesgood and evil free will and predestinationwhile remaining intensely personal and ferociously political for it was born out of the anguish of a man who saw human life blighted by the injustice and corruption of his times Translated by John CiardiWith an Introduction by Archibald T MacAllisterand an Afterword by Edward M Cifelli

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