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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date August 1, 2003
Pages 497
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679642688
ISBN-10 0679642684
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
A dramatic new translation of the second section of Dante's magnum opus, The Divine Comedy, follows the narrator's odyssey, guided by the poet Virgil and inspired by his love for Beatrice, up the Mount of Purgatory toward Paradise, in a volume complemented by a explanatory introduction, extensive notes, appendix, and stunning illustrations. 15,000 first printing. description: Product Description: A brilliant new translation of the centerpiece of The Divine Comedy

Purgatory, the mountain that straightens souls made crooked by the world, is Dante’s single most conceptually brilliant creation. Anthony Esolen’s vivid and innovative new rendering unearths Dante’s own voice with unprecedented vigor, accuracy, and a masterly use of English meter. It will set the standard for years to come.

Esolen’s Introduction incisively explores Dante’s theological universe: the nature of Purgatory, how Dante came to invent it, and how Purgatory is finally about restoration, liberation, and friendship. Special features, from an appendix that reproduces key sources to extensive explanatory notes, make this a particularly illuminating edition for both expert and newcomer.

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With Anthony M. Esolen, Gustave Dore (other contributor) | from Modern Library (August 1, 2003)
9780679642688 | details & prices | 497 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
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With Dante Alighieri | from Gardners Books (September 15, 2013)
9781909904026 | details & prices | 158 pages | List price $21.95
This edition also contains Purgatory
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419143458 | details & prices | 132 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $20.95
With Anthony M. Esolen (other contributor), Gustave Dore (other contributor) | from Modern Library (March 1, 2004)
9780812971255 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
CD/Spoken Word
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With Heathcote Williams (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Naxos Audio Books (February 28, 2005)
9789626343166 | details & prices | 5.50 × 4.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $28.98

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