Written somewhere between 1308 and 1321, The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri
It is considered by many to be the preeminent work of Italian literature and is often required reading for U.S. high school students.
The poem is composed of 14,233 lines that are divided into three canticas (Ital. pl. cantiche) -- Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) -- each consisting of 33 cantos
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the translator for the edition presented here.