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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (Author)
Dante, or Durante deli Alighieri, was born in Florence, Italy, circa 1265. His family was connected with the Guelph political alliance, supporters of the Papacy. His mother died before Dante’s tenth birthday. Dante himself was betrothed to Gemma di Manetto Donati when he was aged only 12. The pair went on to marry, but Dante’s true love was for Beatrice Portinari, who would inspire much of his poetry. Dante and Gemma had several children.
Dante was a member of Florence’s Apothecaries’ Guild, though he did not practice as a pharmacist. Allied to the White Guelphs, with whom he... Read More

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The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Translated by John Ciardi
Berkley | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$21.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-451-20863-7 (0-451-20863-3)

The authoritative translations of The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso—together in one volume.

Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Annotations by Peter Armour, Translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Introduction by Eugenio Montale
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | August 1995
$27.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-43313-2 (0-679-43313-9)

This Everyman’s Library edition–containing in one volume all three cantos, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso–includes an introduction by Nobel Prize—winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth-century series of illustrations.

Translated in this edition by Allen Mandelbaum, The Divine Comedy begins in...

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The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Illustrated by Eric Drooker, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick, Introduction by Robin Kirkpatrick, Noted by Robin Kirkpatrick
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$28.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310719-4 (0-14-310719-4)

A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature

An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick, Introduction by Robin Kirkpatrick, Noted by Robin Kirkpatrick
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2014
$25.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119749-4 (0-14-119749-8)

A stunning 3-in-1 edition of one of the great works of Western literature

An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-6912-7 (0-8041-6912-8)

The complete Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) in one volume from Vintage Classics. The greatest poem of the Middle Ages, in the standard Carlyle-Okey-Wickstead translation, with full notes.

Dante’s Divine Comedy relates the allegorical tale of the poet’s journey through the three realms of the dead. Accompanied through the Inferno and Purgatory... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Translated by Dorothy L. Sayers, Introduction by Dorothy L. Sayers
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 1950
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044006-5 (0-14-044006-2)

The first volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Commentaries by Mark Musa, Translated by Mark Musa, Introduction by Mark Musa
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2002
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243722-3 (0-14-243722-0)

An acclaimed translation of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy Volume 1: Inferno that retains all the style, power and meaning of the original

A Penguin Classic


This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Edited by Robin Kirkpatrick, Commentaries by Robin Kirkpatrick, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick, Introduction by Robin Kirkpatrick
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044895-5 (0-14-044895-0)

The first part of Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy, revealing the eternal punishment reserved for such sins as greed, self-deception, political double-dealing and treachery

Describing Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Edited by Robin Kirkpatrick, Commentaries by Robin Kirkpatrick, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick, Introduction by Robin Kirkpatrick
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044897-9 (0-14-044897-7)

The radiant climax to Dante's awe-inspiring epic, in a definitive new translation

Having plunged to the utmost depths of Hell and climbed Mount Purgatory in the first two parts of The Divine Comedy, Dante now ascends to Heaven, guided by his beloved Beatrice, to continue his search for God. As he... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Commentaries by Mark Musa, Translated by Mark Musa, Introduction by Mark Musa
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1986
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044443-8 (0-14-044443-2)

The final volume in a brilliant translation destined to take its place among the great English versions of The Divine Comedy

In his translation of Paradise, Mark Musa exhibits the same sensitivity to language and knowledge of translation that enabled his versions of Inferno and Purgatory to capture the vibrant power... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Translated by Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, Introduction by Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 1962
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044105-5 (0-14-044105-0)

The third volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his Comedy in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. Taking two threads of a story that everybody knew and loved...

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The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Commentaries by Robin Kirkpatrick, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick, Introduction by Robin Kirkpatrick, Noted by Robin Kirkpatrick
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$19.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044896-2 (0-14-044896-9)

The second volume of Dante's epic, printed with the original Italian and Robin Kirkpatrick's sublime translation

Climbing out of Hell, Dante in the Purgatorio reaches an island set in the southern ocean. This is Mount Purgatory, where he encounters the penitents who heroically endure their sufferings and speak of their time... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Commentaries by Mark Musa, Translated by Mark Musa, Introduction by Mark Musa, Noted by Mark Musa
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1985
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044442-1 (0-14-044442-4)

The second volume in Dante's Divine Comedy 

Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into depths of the earth. As he travels through the first seven... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Illustrated by C. W. Scott-Giles, Translated by Dorothy L. Sayers, Introduction by Dorothy L. Sayers
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 1955
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044046-1 (0-14-044046-1)

The second volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into depths of the earth. As he travels through the first seven... Read more






The Divine Comedy
Written by Dante Alighieri, Edited by Robin Kirkpatrick, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick, Introduction by Robin Kirkpatrick
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | September 2010
$27.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119587-2 (0-14-119587-8)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Describing Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld... Read more






The Inferno
Written by Dante Alighieri, Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli, Translated by John Ciardi, Introduction by Archibald T. MacAllister
Signet | Paperback | October 2009
$5.95/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-451-53139-1 (0-451-53139-6)

Belonging in the immortal company of the works of Homer, Virgil, Milton, and Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece is a visionary journey that takes readers through the torment of Hell.

The first part of Dantes Divine Comedy is many things: a moving human drama, a supreme expression of the Middle Ages, a glorification of... Read more






The Paradiso
Written by Dante Alighieri, Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli, Translated by John Ciardi, Introduction by John Freccero
Signet | Paperback | October 2009
$7.95/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53141-4 (0-451-53141-8)

In The Paradiso, Dante explores the goal of human striving: the merging of individual destiny with universal order. One of the towering creations of world literature, this epic discovery of truth is a work of mystical intensity? an immortal hymn to God, Nature, Eternity, and Love. Read more






The Portable Dante
Written by Dante Alighieri, Translated by Mark Musa, Introduction by Mark Musa, Noted by Mark Musa
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$23.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243754-4 (0-14-243754-9)

The famed Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s two masterworks—The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova—in one volume

A Penguin Classic

As a philosopher, he wedded classical methods of inquiry to a Christian faith. As an autobiographer, he looked unsparingly at his own failures to depict universal struggles. As a visionary, he dared draw maps... Read more






The Purgatorio
Written by Dante Alighieri, Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli, Translated by John Ciardi, Introduction by Archibald T. MacAllister
Signet | Paperback | October 2009
$8.95/11.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-53142-1 (0-451-53142-6)

In The Purgatorio, Dante describes his journey to the renunciation of sin, accepting his suffering in preparation for his coming into the presence of God. This brilliant translation of Dante?s canticle crystallizes the great poet?s immortal conception of the aspiring soul. Read more






La vita nuova
Written by Dante Alighieri, Translated by Barbara Reynolds, Introduction by Barbara Reynolds
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$13.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-044947-1 (0-14-044947-7)

A unique treatise by a poet, written for poets, on the art of poetry 

The La Vita Nuova is elaborately and symbolically patterned, consisting of a selection of Dante's early poems, interspersed with his own prose commentary. The poems themselves tell the story of his love for Beatrice, from their first meeting... Read more





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