The Divine Comedy (Classic Collection (Blackstone Audio))
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- Seller:Wild Spirits Media
- Sales Rank:4,932,957
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Media:Audio CD
- Number Of Items:11
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
- Dimensions (in):0.7 x 0.6 x 0.2
- Publication Date:July 2, 2007
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No words can describe the greatness of this work, a greatness both of theme and of artistry. Dante's theme is universal; it involves the greatest concepts that man has ever attained. Only a genius could have found the loftiness of tone and the splendor and variety of images presented here.
The story is an allegory representing the soul's journey from spiritual depths to spiritual heights. As mankind exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice, it experiences "Inferno" or hell, "Purgatorio" or purgatory, and "Paradiso" or heaven, a vision of a world of beauty, light, and song.
In this translation by John Aitken Carlyle, Thomas Okey, and Philip H. Wicksteed, a single listening will reveal the power of Dante's imagination to make the spiritual visible.
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