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The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

by Gustave Doré

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A fantastic reference work for Dore's superb engravings for Dante. To my mind, Dore is the artist who captured the feel of Dante's poem most accurately, and it's great to have all his work for the Divine Comedy collected together. The only criticism is that unfortunately computer-printed engravings can never have the same richness that they do in the original! ( )
  TheIdleWoman | Dec 8, 2017 |
As ever, Dover performed a praiseworthy service to the reading community with this freestanding edition of the masterful Dore illustrations to the Divine Comedy for those who don't want to find the rather cumbersome, allergen-rich, and pricey editions where they originally appeared. The illustrations are a fine match for the poem's severity. Audiences in general seem to be most interested in the Inferno, and indeed those illustrations have the most immediate visual and emotional impact, but the etchings for the much more abstract Paradiso were surely more difficult to conceive and execute. The excerpts from the lines of the poem which are attached are sufficient to understand the illustration, though they obviously don't fully substitute for the full context. ( )
  Big_Bang_Gorilla | Oct 21, 2014 |
Beautiful, gorgeous, and a great companion to the Divine Comedy (especially the Inferno). ( )
  Michael.Xolotl | Mar 5, 2013 |
These are the images many people think of, when they think of the Inferno.

This is both a good thing - in that they are, of course, wonderful - and a bad - because they are not always particularly faithful to the text. The final image, for instance, bears very little resemblence to the text at all...

Having said that, it is a wonderful book.
  tole_lege | Dec 28, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 048623231X, Paperback)

These 135 fantastic and grotesque scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of Hell onto the mountain of Purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of Paradise. Includes plates produced for The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Illustrations accompanied by appropriate lines from the Longfellow translation.

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These 135 fantastic and grotesque scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece - from the depths of Hell onto the mountain of Purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of Paradise. Includes plates produced for The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Illustrations accompanied by appropriate lines from the Longfellow translation.… (more)

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