Purgatory, Dante Alighieri (Esolen)
Presently, Penguin Random House is out of Purgatory. Additional copies are expected to be available in October. Feel free to place a pre-order and we will ship your purchase as soon as the new books arrive.
Poetry Translation by Anthony Esolen
Illustrations by Gustave Doré
Written in the fourteenth century by Italian poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy is arguably the greatest epic poem of all time—presenting Dante’s brilliant vision of the three realms of Christian afterlife: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. In this second and perhaps most imaginative part of his masterwork, Dante struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory, still guided by Virgil, in a continuation of his difficult ascent to purity. Anthony Esolen’s acclaimed translation of Inferno, Princeton professor James Richardson said, “follows Dante through all his spectacular range, commanding where he is commanding, wrestling, as he does, with the density and darkness in language and in the soul. It is living writing.” This edition of Purgatory includes an appendix of key sources and extensive endnotes—an invaluable guide for both general readers and students.
This book is paperback
As I have seen said elsewhere... if there is any justice in the world of books, Esolen's translation will become the academic and cultural standard.
This whole course experience was of the highest quality – from the materials to the timing, the professor and the art, the music and the books – just fantastic! Highly recommend this to anyone who could use a blessing about now. Celebrate life, Dante's 700th anniversary, and all that is noble on this journey.