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Modern Reader's Guide to Dante's the DIV

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The Divine Comedy has been a cornerstone of Western literature for the better part of a millennium. In this work, Joseph Gallagher brings the power and prestige of this medieval classic to a new generation of readers--taking them on a guided tour through heaven, purgatory, and hell.

(Formerly titled To Hell and Back with Dante)

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 10th 1999 by Liguori Publications
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Mike Angelillo
Apr 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
As a first time reader of the Divine Comedy, I found this book to do a very solid job of putting all the things Dante talks about in context. I would have liked a chapter or two on Dante himself and the history of Florence at the time, but that is really nitpicking.

As an additional item of interest, my family name is mentioned in warning during canto 28 of the Inferno as potentially ending up in the 8th circle of hell if we do not mend our ways.

So at least I have that going for me...

Tim
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Offers an academic overview to the entire Divine Comedy, much better than a glorified Cliff Notes.
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Jun 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
A FABULOUS companion to TDC.
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