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Translated by Carlyle-Okey-Wicksteed

Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this classic masterpiece, originally published in 1320, with 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. A single listening 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433206344
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2007
Series: Classic Collection (Blackstone Audio) Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.68(w) x 9.13(h) x 2.42(d)

About the Author

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), one of the greatest poets in the Italian language, was born in Florence and later banished from there for his political activities. His philosophical-political poem Commedia, later called Divina Commedia, is considered a masterpiece of world literature.

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