The divine comedy the inferno the purgatorio and the paradiso dante alighieri john ciardi on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the authoritative translations of the inferno the purgatorio and the paradiso together in one volume belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature. He is the author of the three canticles the inferno the purgatorio and the paradiso politically active in florence he was banished to italy in 1302 in 1274 he met the great love of his life beatrice whom he immortalized in la vita nuova 1292 and the divine comedy he died in 1321. Dantes divine comedy inferno purgatorio paradiso relates the allegorical tale of the poets journey through the three realms of the dead accompanied through the inferno and purgatorio by virgil author of the roman epic the aeniad dante encounters mythical historical and contemporaneous figures in their respective afterlives. This review is based on the everymans library edition of the divine comedy which includes the inferno purgatorio and paradiso it is translated by allen mandelbaum i found the translation pleasurable to read and it shows through some of dantes poetry
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