Inferno

Author:   Dante Alighieri ,  Steve Ellis ,  Steve Ellis
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
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9780099511977


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 August 2007
Format:   Paperback
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Welcome to hell.On Good Friday evening in the year 1300, Dante finds himself lost in a dark and menacing wood. The ghost of Virgil offers to lead him to safety but the path lies through the terrifying kingdom of Satan. On his journey deep into the underworld, Dante crosses paths with both old acquaintances and famous characters from history as he witnesses the strange and gruesome sufferings of the damned.Written while Dante was in exile and under threat of being burned at the stake, this dramatic, frightening and, at times, sardonically humorous vision of hell still has the power to shock and horrify.

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Author:   Dante Alighieri ,  Steve Ellis ,  Steve Ellis
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Vintage Classics
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.170kg
ISBN:  

9780099511977


ISBN 10:   0099511975
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 August 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Energetic, racy, rude and lyrical...buy this translation and spend a damn good season in hell Independent A tour de force, alive, immediate, energetic and very moving -- A.S. Byatt Excellent. Dante's vision vibrates again in all its original colour.The effect is dazzling Independent on Sunday


Energetic, racy, rude and lyrical...buy this translation and spend a damn good season in hell * Independent * A tour de force, alive, immediate, energetic and very moving -- A.S. Byatt Excellent. Dante's vision vibrates again in all its original colour.The effect is dazzling * Independent on Sunday *


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Date- 2013-08-06Dante, or Durante deli Alighieri, was born in Florence, Italy, circa 1265. His family was connected with the Guelph political alliance, supporters of the Papacy. His mother died before Dante?s tenth birthday. Dante himself was betrothed to Gemma di Manetto Donati when he was aged only 12. The pair went on to marry, but Dante?s true love was for Beatrice Portinari, who would inspire much of his poetry. Dante and Gemma had several children.Dante was a member of Florence?s Apothecaries? Guild, though he did not practice as a pharmacist. Allied to the White Guelphs, with whom he fought against the vanquishing Black Guelphs, he was eventually condemned to perpetual exile from Florence. He went first to Verona and then to Liguria. There is speculation that he travelled more widely, including to Paris and Oxford, although this has not been verified. During his time of exile Dante conceived and wrote the three poems which form The Divine Comedy. He died in 1321, aged 56, of suspected malaria. He was buried in Ravenna, Italy, where a tomb was later erected in his name. Stephen Wyatt is a playwright and dramatist with extensive experience in stage, radio and television.Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. He followed a normal course of studies, possibly attending university in Bologna, and when he was about twenty he married Gemma Donati, by whom he had several children. He had first met Bice Portinati, whom he called Beatrice, in 1274, and when she died in 1290, he sought distraction by studying philosophy and theology and by writing La Vita Nuova. During this time he became involved in the strife between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines; he became a prominent White Guelf, and when the Black Guelfs came to power in 1302, Dante, during an absence from Florence, was condemned to exile. He took refuge first in Verona, and after wandering from place to place - as far as Paris and even, some have said, to Oxford - he settled in Ravenna. While there he completed The Divine Comedy, which he began in about 1308. Dante died in Ravenna in 1321.

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