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Dante In Love: The World's Greatest Poem And How It Made History

by Rubin, Harriet

First Edition

Price: $22.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 011169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0743234464
  • ISBN 13: 9780743234467
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Place: Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 2004
  • Keywords: ITALIAN POETRY HISTORY CRITICISM DANTE

Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover binding, 288 pp. Dante Alighieri, exiled from his home in Florence and a fugitive from justice, followed a road in 1302 that took him first to the labyrinths of hell then up the healing mountain of purgatory, and finally to paradise. Here the author of The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women first makes clear how adrift he really was, describing how the medieval exile left everything behind, from his identity to his language. She then takes a parallel tour of Dante's nineteen-year physical journey -- Rome, Siena, the upper Arno, La Verna, Bibiena, Cesena, and the Po plain, as well as Paris and possibly Oxford -- and also his metaphysical one, during which he wrote his "unfathomable heart song," as Thomas Carlyle called The Divine Comedy. New in new dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.