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The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

3.4 84 5 Author: Dante Alighieri Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Audiobook.
E-book.
Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this classic masterpiece, originally published in 1320, read by award-winning narrator Ralph Cosham.

No words can describe the greatness of this work, a greatness both of theme and of artistry. Dante’s theme is universal; it involves the greatest concepts that man has ever attained. Only a genius could have found the loftiness of tone and the splendor and variety of images that are presented in The Divine Comedy.

The story is an allegory representing the soul’s journey from spiritual depths to spiritual heights. As mankind exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice, it experiences “Inferno” or hell, “Purgatorio” or purgatory, and “Paradiso” or heaven, a vision of a world of beauty, light, and song. Dante’s arduous journey through the circles of hell make for an incredibly moving human drama, and a single listen will reveal the power of Dante’s imagination to make the spiritual visible.

In this edition, “Inferno” is translated by John Aitken Carlyle, “Purgatorio,” by Thomas Okey, and “Paradiso” by Philip H. Wicksteed.
Language: English Category: Lyric Poetry & Drama Translator: Thomas Okey, John Aitken Carlyle, Philip H. Wicksteed, H.F. Cary

More information about the audiobook:

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Published: 2007-07-01
Length: 13H 18Min
ISBN: 9781483089409

More info about the ebook

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Published: 2012-08-01
ISBN: 9781848705593
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