The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri & John Ciardi

The Divine Comedy

By Dante Alighieri & John Ciardi

  • Release Date: 1954-08-01
  • Genre: Classics
4 Score: 4 (From 35 Ratings)


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 Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

Now, for the first time, John Ciardi’s brilliant and authoritative translations of Dante’s three soaring canticles—The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso—have been gathered together in a single volume. Crystallizing the power and beauty inherent in the great poet’s immortal conception of the aspiring soul, The Divine Comedy is a dazzling work of sublime truth and mystical intensity.


  • Beautiful

    By Timothy R. Butler
    Dante's work is one of the most powerful pieces of literature ever written and it deserves to be read in a translation that can do it justice. This is that translation. Though journeys into the afterlife are common in literature, no one captures the experience like Dante. Riveting and beautiful, Dante explores much of the human condition. It is (as T.S. Eliot famously observed) only rivaled by Shakespeare in its impact on literature and culture.
  • Pretty good.

    By saga33
    Not bad if you're looking for something light.
  • Why?

    By BEWatkins Itunes
    Don't waste your time having this on iBooks. There's a free version of all three books already on here. You're not going to get any money, unless the buyers are complete and utter idiots, so why waste your time?