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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Classics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:240
  • eBook ISBN:9781483533919

Dante's Inferno [translated]

Modern English Translation

by Dante Alighieri

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Overview
Most English translations of INFERNO are full of colorful, but meaningless language based on today's modern standards. Some translations are so elaborate that they are as difficult to read as the original Italian version. This translation uses the Longfellow translation as a base, but replaces the obscure or antiquated verbiage with the language of Modern English. This translation could easily be read and understood by today's reader. Adding the illustrations by Gustave Dore brings this classic work to life.
Description
Most English translations of INFERNO are full of colorful, but meaningless language based on today's modern standards. Some translations are so elaborate that they are as difficult to read as the original Italian version. This translation uses the Longfellow translation as a base, but replaces the obscure or antiquated verbiage with the language of Modern English. This translation could easily be read and understood by today's reader. Adding the illustrations by Gustave Dore brings this classic work to life.
About the author
Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) was a major Italian poet in the Middle Ages. His work is considered one of the greatest pieces of literature created in the Italian language. His depiection is Hell (Inferno) is still widely held in modern society. Gustave Dore (1832 - 1883) was one of the most renowned illustrators of his time. His engravings have been used to dramatically illustrate the pain and suffering of Hell.
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