The Divine Comedy: 700th Anniversary Edition (English Only / 1 Volume)

By Dante Alighieri

Translated by J.G. Nichols

ISBN: 9781847498762

576 pages

RRP: £10.39

‘All life is written in Dante’s burning pages, and Nichols has done him proud.’  The Observer

‘Bravo for this new version of Dante … Bravo, Professor Nichols!’  The Church Times

‘For sheer liveliness, combined with accuracy and closeness to the text, it will be hard to rival.’ A.N. Wilson

Dante’s dramatic journey down the circles of Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory and through the spheres of Heaven in search of redemption – and his encounter with devils, monsters and the souls of sinners and saints – is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time.

This 700th Anniversary Edition of The Divine Comedy is presented in a verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, together with extensive notes, illustrations by Gustave Doré and a critical apparatus focusing on the author’s life and works.

Also available:
 The Divine Comedy in Three Volumes  (Dual-language, single-volume editions)
The Dante Collection in Dual-Text – now at half price
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Dante Alighieri

Born in Florence, Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is the zenith of medieval knowledge and a paragon of poetic imagination. Its first part, the Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all time.