Dante (Oliphant)

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Volume I of the "Foreign Classics for English Readers" series, the books of which series are useful as a preliminary acquaintance to readers that wish to read non-English texts for the first time and also a nice interpretation of them for readers that are already acquainted with them. In this volume, the works of Dante are presented in an abbreviated form, with explanatory notes and interpretive commentary placed among the text.

Foreign Classics for English Readers


EDITED BY

MRS OLIPHANT

DANTE

BY

MRS OLIPHANT

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS

EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCLXXVII

CONTENTS.


CHAP. PAGE
INTRODUCTION, 1
I. LIFE OF DANTE, 7
II. THE 'VITA NUOVA,' 18
III. THE 'DIVINE COMEDY:' THE "INFERNO," 51
THE INTRODUCTION INTO HADES.

LIMBO AND THE UPPER HELL.
THE CITY OF DIS.
MALEBOLGE.
THE LOWEST HELL.

IV. THE 'DIVINE COMEDY:' "PURGATORY," 111
THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN.

THE REALM OF PENANCE.
THE EARTHLY PARADISE.

V. THE 'DIVINE COMEDY:' "PARADISE," 157
THE LOWER HEAVENS.

THE FIXED STARS.
THE HIGHEST HEAVEN.

VI. THE PROSE WORKS, 194

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.