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The Divine Comedy


The Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia), often referred to simply by its first Canto, The Inferno was written somewhere between 1308 and 1321. It is considered a masterpiece of world literature, and a preeminent work of Italian literature. Dante chose to write in Italian, rather than Latin, which expanded the audience able to appreciate his vernacular style through the ages. The work continues to be required reading in most American high schools.

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 translated the edition presented here. Fresco above by Domenico di Michelino, 1480~

The Divine Comedy Canto III

The Divine Comedy, The Inferno, Circles of Hell


Inferno

Canto I

Canto II

Canto III

Canto IV

Canto V

Canto VI

Canto VII

Canto VIII

Canto IX

Canto X

Canto XI

Canto XII

Canto XIII

Canto XIV

Canto XV

Canto XVI

Canto XVII

Canto XVIII

Canto XIX

Canto XX

Canto XXI

Canto XXII

Canto XXIII

Canto XXIV

Canto XXV

Canto XXVI

Canto XXVII

Canto XXVIII

Canto XXIX

Canto XXX

Canto XXXI

Canto XXXII

Canto XXXIII

Canto XXXIV

Purgatorio

Canto I

Canto II

Canto III

Canto IV

Canto V

Canto VI

Canto VII

Canto VIII

Canto IX

Canto X

Canto XI

Canto XII

Canto XIII

Canto XIV

Canto XV

Canto XVI

Canto XVII

Canto XVIII

Canto XIX

Canto XX

Canto XXI

Canto XXII

Canto XXIII

Canto XXIV

Canto XXV

Canto XXVI

Canto XXVII

Canto XXVIII

Canto XXIX

Canto XXX

Canto XXXI

Canto XXXII

Canto XXXIII

Paradiso

Canto I

Canto II

Canto III

Canto IV

Canto V

Canto VI

Canto VII

Canto VIII

Canto IX

Canto X

Canto XI

Canto XII

Canto XIII

Canto XIV

Canto XV

Canto XVI

Canto XVII

Canto XVIII

Canto XIX

Canto XX

Canto XXI

Canto XXII

Canto XXIII

Canto XXIV

Canto XXV

Canto XXVI

Canto XXVII

Canto XXVIII

Canto XXIX

Canto XXX

Canto XXXI

Canto XXXII

Canto XXXIII

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