The Divine Comedy Paperback / softback
Edited by David H. (Head of the School of Modern Languages, Head of the School of Modern Languages, U Higgins
Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
Paperback / softback
Described variously as the greatest poem of the European Middle Ages and, because of the author's evangelical purpose, the `fifth Gospel', the Divine Comedy is central to the culture of the west.
The poem is a spiritual autobiography in the form of a journey - the poet travels from the dark circles of the Inferno, up the mountain of Purgatory, where Virgil, his guide leaves him to encounter Beatrice in the Earthly Paradise.
Dante conceived the poem as thenew epic of Christendom, and he creates a world in which reason and faith have transformed moral and social chaos into order. Charles Sisson's blank verse translation is remarkable for its lucidity and vigour, and the Introduction, diagrams, maps, and notes by David Higgins provide the reader with invaluable guidance.
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- Format:Paperback / softback
- Pages:752 pages, line drawings, maps, tables
- Publisher:Oxford University Press
- Publication Date:01/12/2009
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