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The Divine Comedy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dante Alighieri

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 12 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. - The Divine Comedy is composed of three canticas (or "cantiche") - Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) - composed each of 33 cantos (or "canti"). The very first canto serves as an introduction to the poem and is generally not considered to be part of the first cantica, bringing the total number of cantos to 100. - The poet tells in the first person his travel through the three realms of the dead, lasting during the Easter Triduum in the spring of 1300. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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  • Ross D.

    Incredible conceptions and visualizations , makes you wonder if Dante’s imagination was enhanced by drugs and or alcohol. It’s very interesting many historical myths and their characters that Dante inhabits his world with. More than half of which has sent me googling names and events . Dante also includes “ current events” and personalities of his time. For the curious and the literate or those like me playing catch up I found it very illuminating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mary g

    did not care for can't really say much about narrator

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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