Author(s): Dante Alighieri
Poetry | No Category
"The Divine Comedy" remains one of the pillars upon which the European literary tradition has been built. Dante's allegorical analysis of the mystery of divine revelation to the unsuspecting human soul is beautifully conveyed as a subtle journey of wonder and self-discovery, made personal by characters drawn from his own lineage, contemporary Florentine life, mythology, and the Bible. One of the most accessible classics, this clothbound edition features delicately engraved illustrations by the nineteenth-century artist Gustave Dore and includes its own slipcase. A truly beautiful and highly collectible edition.
Dante Alighieri is the famous Renaissance "divine poet" whose progressive literature became increasingly accessible. Translated by Henry W. Longfellow.