The Divine Comedy
A New Prose TranslationBook - 1954
This single volume, blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy includes an introduction, maps of Dante's Italy, Hell, Purgatory, Geocentric Universe, and political panorama of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century, diagrams and notes providing the reader with invaluable guidance.Described as the "fifth gospel" because of its evangelical purpose, this spiritual autobiography creates a world in which reason and faith have transformed moral and social chaos into order. It is one of the most important works in the literature of Western Europe and is considered the greatest poemof the European Middle Ages.
Publisher: Fort Worth : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1954.
Characteristics: xviii, 492 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.