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Subject: Not looking anymore; I finally ordered one
Date Posted: 7/26/2010 6:29 PM ET
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Does anyone have a deal on Dante's Inferno?   My son is wanting this book and would love to find it with a deal on PBS. 

Thanks bunches :)

Always a deal on my bookshelf if you'd like a trade.

Melanie



Last Edited on: 7/31/10 8:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: He loves Greek mythology also......
Date Posted: 7/28/2010 8:37 PM ET
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sill looking -- anything on Greek Mythology that he doesn't already own would be great too.

Melanie :)

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 9:10 PM ET
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I hope I don't come off as rude or anything here, but are you sure you don't mean the Divine Comedy?

There is a recent video game called Dante's Inferno that is based off of the Divine Comedy, and the only thing I know of that shares the name Dante's Inferno is the book they made with the game. I did Google it since I wasn't completely sure, and didn't see any real book with that name. 

If Dante's Inferno does exsist then I apologize for this post, I'm just trying to figure this out. 

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 9:15 PM ET
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I think what she is looking for it "The Inferno" By Dante then translated by any number of people. This book I think

 

 

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The Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri
 

 
 
 
Book Information
 
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
On My: TBR
Members Wishing: 0
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ISBN-13: 9780451616135 - ISBN-10: 0451616138
Publication Date: 8/1/1954
Subject: Dante's Inferno
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 9:00 PM ET
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The above listing is the book I am looking for.  My son refers to it as such because of the authors name.  I was hoping for a deal.  When my son asked for this book I was thinking "Dante's Peak" the volcano movie and he just rolls his eyes.  The older my son gets the dumber I feel.  He is planning to major in ancient history (specifically interested in Greek) so anything along those lines would be great.

Melanie :)

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 12:49 PM ET
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I would suggest that you get Longfellow's translation.  I've found that it is the easiest version for my students to relate to, and it seems to be the closest to the spirit of what Dante wrote.  So many of the translations I've found don't even attempt to keep the lyrical quality of the words, but Longfellow did.  I don't know that you'll find a deal on this though, I found a copy posted, which rather suprised me, I had to wait several months for the copy I had (it was wish-listed, but then again it is also a dual-language edition).  If your son is really interested in this topic http://www.divinecomedy.org/divine_comedy.html this is the best website I've found on the topic. It has the Italian text, translations and all of drawings which have accompanied texts throughout the ages.  Dore's are especially interesting to ponder when reading the text. 

Date Posted: 7/31/2010 6:27 PM ET
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Thanks for the advice!  I am not uneducated but his interests sometimes confound and amaze me at the same time.  He is already wanting me away from the laptop so he can have a go at that website you mentioned.  I went ahead and ordered the Longfellow translation.  I was afraid if I didn't then I wouldn't get it timely or at all.

Thanks again :)

Melanie

Date Posted: 7/31/2010 6:31 PM ET
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Dante's Inferno :: Marcus Sanders

 

the above book is WL

Date Posted: 7/31/2010 8:20 PM ET
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When I searched for Inferno by Dante I was able to locate one translated by Longfellow and order it without any problems.  But  I specifically looked for the Longfellow translation after the recent post.

Melanie