The Resource Dante, the Inferno

Dante, the Inferno

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Dante, the Inferno
Title
Dante, the Inferno
Statement of responsibility
Dante Alighieri ; translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; with an introduction and notes by Peter Bondanella ; illustrations by Gustave Dore
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  • Inferno
  • Dante's Inferno
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eng
Summary
In 1867, when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published the first American edition of The Inferno, Dante was almost unknown in this country. The New England poet and educator, who taught Italian literature at Harvard, introduced Dante's literary genius to the New World with this vibrant blank verse translation of the first and most popular book of the three-part Divine Comedy. Expressed in haunting poetry of great emotional power, The Inferno chronicles Dante's passage through nine circles of the underworld and his encounters with tormented sinners. Combining Aristotelian philosophy, mythology, Roman Catholicism, and thirteenth-century Italian politics, this landmark of world literature forms a unique synthesis of the Christian, classical, and secular worlds. Dante's depictions of hell and its grotesque punishments found their ideal match in the hands of the eminent nineteenth-century illustrator Gustave Dor. ̌Unable to find a sponsor, the artist published his stunning engravings for The Inferno at his own expense. An instant and enduring success, Dor'š images made a lasting impression on the public imagination. This volume's enchanting translation and unforgettable illustrations offer readers a perfect blend of literary and artistic skill
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new verse translation of the first part of Dante's poetic masterpiece by poet and John Florio Translation Prize winner, J. G. Nichols, this dual-language edition also features an Introduction by M. L. McLaughlin, Fiat-Serena Professor of Italian Studies and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. It contains introduction / summary to each canto, footnotes: textual notes on the Italian and notes on the translation, diagrams to understand Dante's topology, biographical notes, bibliography and detailed index.
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10079465
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1265-1321
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Dante Alighieri
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  • 851.1
  • FIC
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
John Gielgud, Bob Peck, Joanne Whalley, Laurie Booth, Susan Wooldridge, Susan Crowley, Robert Eddison
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  • 1937-
  • 1904-2000
  • 1945-1999
  • 1964-
  • 1265-1321
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  • Greenaway, Peter
  • Phillips, Tom
  • Gielgud, John
  • Peck, Bob
  • Whalley, Joanne
  • Kasander, Kees
  • Wigman, Denis
  • Dante Alighieri
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True
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Hell
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adult
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Dante, the Inferno
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11676254
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11676254
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780486813912
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11676254
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remote
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11676254
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dante, the Inferno
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11676254
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11676254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486813912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11676254
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11676254
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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