If there is any justice in the world of books, Esolen s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come. Robert Royal, "Crisis"
In this, the concluding volume of "The Divine Comedy," Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, "Paradise" is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante's spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear window into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave Dore, an appendix that reproduces Dante's key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Dante's ultimate masterwork.
About the Author
Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321.
Gustave Dore (1832 - 1883) est un graveur dont les premieres lithographies ont ete publiees a l'age de douze ans. Il a tres rapidement acquis une reconnaissance internationale. Autodidacte et exuberant, Gustave Dore a illustre entre 1852 et 1883, plus de 120 volumes parus en France, en Angleterre, en Allemagne et en Russie. Decede en 1883 a l'age de 51 ans, Gustave Dore repose au cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise a Paris. Il a laisse une oeuvre considerable de plus de dix mille pieces.