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Inferno

Written by Dante
Edited by Matthew Pearl
Translated by Henry W. Longfellow
Introduction by Lino Pertile


Inferno
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Category: Fiction - Classics; Poetry - Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: February 2003
Price: $13.00
Can. Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6721-0 (0-8129-6721-6)
Pages: 432
Also available as an eBook, paperback, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
In 1867, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow completed the first American translation of Inferno and thus introduced Dante’s literary genius to the New World. In the Inferno, the spirit of the classical poet Virgil leads Dante through the nine circles of Hell on the initial stage of his journey toward Heaven. Along the way Dante encounters and describes in vivid detail the various types of sinners in the throes of their eternal torment.

“Opening the book we stand face to face with the poet, and when his voice ceases we may marvel if he has not sung to us in his own Tuscan.” —William Dean Howells, The Nation



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, educator, and linguist, wrote many long narrative poems, including The Song of Hiawatha, Evangeline, and The Courtship of Miles Standish.

Matthew Pearl is the author of the novel The Dante Club, published by Random House, and is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. In 1998 he won the prestigious Dante Prize from the Dante Society of America for his scholarly work. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lino Pertile is a professor of Romance languages and literature at Harvard University. He specializes in Dante and the Latin Middle Ages.





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