Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2007
Duration: 13 hours 20 minutes
One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listening will reveal Dante's visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible.
"A modern reader, uninformed, could peruse the whole 'Commedia', satisfied with the mere literal story and entranced by its unparalleled beauty of language and imagery, but he would miss the inspiration of that higher message which so clearly merits the name of 'divine'.--C. H. Grandgent
Translated by Carlyle-Okey-Wicksteed