The Inferno (Signet Classics)
- Publish Date: 2009-10-06
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: Dante Alighieri
Belonging in the immortal company of the works of Homer, Virgil, Milton, and Shakespeare, Dante Alighieriâs poetic masterpiece is a visionary journey that takes readers through the torment of Hell.
The first part of Danteâs Divine ComedyÂ is many things: aÂ moving human drama, a supreme expression of the Middle Ages, a glorification of the ways of God, and a magnificent protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.Â One of the few literary works that has enjoyed a fame both immediate and enduring, The Inferno remains powerful after seven centuries. It confronts the most universal valuesâgood and evil, free will and predestinationâwhile remaining intensely personal and ferociously political, for it was born out of the anguish of a man who saw human life blighted by the injustice and corruption of his times.
Translated by John Ciardi
With an Introduction by Archibald T. MacAllister
and an Afterword by Edward M. Cifelli