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The Resource The inferno : a new verse translation, Dante ; [translated] by Peter Thornton

The inferno : a new verse translation, Dante ; [translated] by Peter Thornton

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The inferno : a new verse translation
Title
The inferno
Title remainder
a new verse translation
Statement of responsibility
Dante ; [translated] by Peter Thornton
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
One of the world's transcendent literary masterpieces, the Inferno tells the timeless story of Dante's journey through the nine circles of hell, guided by the poet Virgil, when in midlife he strays from his path in a dark wood. In this vivid verse translation into contemporary English, Peter Thornton makes the classic work fresh again for a new generation of readers. Recognizing that the Inferno was, for Dante and his peers, not simply an allegory but the most realistic work of fiction to date, he points out that hell was a lot like Italy of Dante's time. Thornton's translation captures the individuals represented, landscapes, and psychological immediacy of the dialogues as well as Dante's poetic effects. The product of decades of passionate dedication and research, his translation has been hailed by the leading Dante scholars on both sides of the Atlantic as exceptional in its accuracy, spontaneity, and vividness. Those qualities and its detailed notes explaining Dante's world and references make it both accessible for individual readers and perfect for class adoption
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DLC
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1265-1321
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Dante Alighieri
Dewey number
851/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4315.2
LC item number
.T48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Thornton, Peter
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Hell
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The inferno : a new verse translation, Dante ; [translated] by Peter Thornton
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9781628727456
Lccn
2016048793
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • ocn956349464
  • (OCoLC)956349464
Label
The inferno : a new verse translation, Dante ; [translated] by Peter Thornton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9781628727456
Lccn
2016048793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn956349464
  • (OCoLC)956349464

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