Dante's Inferno (Large Print Edition)

Dante's Inferno (Large Print Edition)

by Dante Alighieri

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Overview

IN the midway of this our mortal life,
I found me in a gloomy wood, astray
Gone from the path direct: and e'en to tell
It were no easy task, how savage wild
That forest, how robust and rough its growth,
Which to remember only, my dismay
Renews, in bitterness not far from death.
Yet to discourse of what there good befell,
All else will I relate discover'd there.
How first I enter'd it I scarce can say,
Such sleepy dullness in that instant weigh'd
My senses down, when the true path I left,
But when a mountain's foot I reach'd, where clos'd
The valley, that had pierc'd my heart with dread,
I look'd aloft, and saw his shoulders broad
Already vested with that planet's beam,
Who leads all wanderers safe through every way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781489523174
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2013
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Dante's Inferno 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest this is the ONLY copy I could find without a bunch of misspellings and and screwed-up print
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Missing large portions of text
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Cuts off mostbof the text making it unreadable
MarcusH on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dante's Inferno is the first part of an epic poem that rivals other greats like Ovid's Metamorphosis and Homer's Illiad and Odyssey. As one reads Dante, they must keep in mind that he was stifled politically. It has been said that without a proper avenue to voice his political distaste, Dante constructed his seven levels of Hell. Each level represents an action and it's subsequent punishment. At times the poem can become tedious and hard to follow, but there's a large amount of very memorable sequences that make this one of the greatest pieces of writing constructed.
ParadisePorch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Approached through lots and lots of footnotes (how else can you read a 14th century Italian poet?) I felt I couldn¿t really judge the poetry because of the translation issue. Dante imagined a place of eternal torments based on the teachings of his church, and peopled it with 14th century Florentines and ancient Greeks. Judgemental, narrow in historical approach and doctrinally cringe-worthy.
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Claimed for the Hawthorne Dynasty.
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If I could read past the first page of each chapter/stave, I could give a more appropriate rating. As it is, I am so very angry that I cannot read anything BUT the first page of each stave.
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