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Inferno

Author: Dante Alighieri; Mark Musa
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction and notes accompany this classic epic poem about a spiritual pilgrim being led by Virgil through the nine circles of hell. This vigorous translation of Inferno reserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dante Alighieri; Mark Musa
ISBN: 0142437220 9780142437223
OCLC Number: 59364408
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Originally published in Penguin classics, 1984.
Description: 430 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: V. 1: Inferno --
V. 2: Purgatory --
V. 3: Paradise.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Inferno.
Responsibility: Dante Alighieri ; translated with an introduction, notes, and commentary by Mark Musa.

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A rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of hell. It re-creates for the modern reader the meanings that the poem had for Dante's contemporaries.  Read more...

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