The Divine Comedy

Volume 1: Inferno

Dante Alighieri - Author

Mark Musa - Translator

Mark Musa - Editor/introduction

Mark Musa - Commentaries by

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ISBN 9780142437223 | 432 pages | 31 Dec 2002 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The acclaimed translation of Inferno

This vigorous translation of the poet's journey through the circles of hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text.

Translated with Notes and an Introduction by Mark Musa

"Musa operates on the principle that a translator's first duty is to render the original text as exactly as possible without compromising the literary quality of the work.... [This is] the best English-language version of the Inferno currently available." —Library Journal