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    • The Divine Comedy

    • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
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    Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Andyjn on 06-01-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 62
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    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written. It consists of 100 cantos, and (after an introductory canto) they are divided into three sections. Each section is 33 cantos in length, and they describe how Dante and a guide travel through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully done!

    • By LM C on 16-04-18

    Regular price: £52.59

    • Inferno: From The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    "Abandon all hope you who enter here." ( "Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate.") Dante’s Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, entertaining and educational

    • By John Horncastle on 06-11-16

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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     The Divine Comedy, completed in 1320, is an Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri. It is considered to be the most important work of Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The Divine Comedy consists of three parts, Inferno (hell), Purgatorio (purgatory) and Paradiso (paradise). 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great, the narrator awful

    • By noneofyourbusiness on 06-04-19

    Regular price: £39.19

    • La Vita Nuova [The New Life]

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written in alternating prose and poetry, La Vita Nuova is a profound reflection on the nature of love, devoted to Dante's muse Beatrice. Following Beatrice's death in 1290, Dante became obsessed with the young Florentine woman, whom he only ever knew from a distance. He believed his love for her was a form of divine love and saw her as an image of salvation itself - a theme that is later explored in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy, where she guides him through heaven.

    Regular price: £6.09

    • Purgatory: From The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    Now of that second kingdom I shall sing where human souls are purified of sin and made worthy to ascend to Heaven’ Purgatory is the second part of Dante’s The Divine Comedy ascending the terraces of the Mount of Purgatory inhabited by those doing penance to expiate their sins on earth. There are the proud – forced to circle their terrace for aeons bent double in humility; the slothful – running around crying out examples of zeal and sloth; while the lustful are purged by fire.

    Regular price: £19.09

    • La Divina Commedia: Purgatorio

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Ivano Marescotti
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La realizzazione di questa Commedia di Dante si deve al contributo appassionato di diversi attori:Ivano Marescotti ha prestato la sua voce profonda...

    Regular price: £6.89

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listen will reveal Dante's visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Very Good

    • By Alistair Shaw on 30-03-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Divine Comedy is Dante's record of his visionary journey through the triple realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. This, the first epic of which its author is the protagonist and his individual imaginings the content, weaves together the three threads of classical and Christian history, contemporary Medieval politics and religion, and Dante's own inner life including his love for Beatrice, to create the most complex and highly structured long poem extant. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • La Divina Commedia (New edit)

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Ivano Marescotti
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    La realizzazione di questa Commedia di Dante si deve al contributo appassionato di diversi attori: Ivano Marescotti ha prestato la sua voce profonda e la sua interpretazione accurata e sensibile ai molti personaggi che pullulano nei tre regni visitati da Dante.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Dante's Inferno (Dramatised)

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Corin Redgrave
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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    This original and refreshingly different dramatisation follows Dante, "lost in a dark wood", who is met by Virgil, who takes him on a tour of the underworld: a place he could end up if he decides to take his own life. Corin Redgrave is the voice of Dante.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb dramatisation of a classic text.

    • By Roger James on 05-11-10

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Die Göttliche Komödie

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Rolf Boysen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
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    Begleitet von Vergil, gelangt Dante durchs Höllentor zum eisigen Mittelpunkt der Erde und von dort zum paradiesischen Höhenflug...

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Paradise: From The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    Led by his guide, Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly spheres of Paradise. In this third and final part of The Divine Comedy, he encounters the just rulers and holy saints of the Church. The horrors of Inferno and the trials of Purgatory are left far behind. Ultimately, in Paradise, Dante is granted a vision of God’s Heavenly court: the angels, the Blessed Virgin, and God Himself.

    Regular price: £19.09

    • The Poetry of Hell

    • By: William Blake, John Milton, Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is often said that two things are unavoidable: death and taxes. Certainly the latter is a common thorn in adult life, but as to the former it seems that for many people it is merely a hiccup in life’s journey. A journey they wish, if being of good deed and character, to share at the eternity of heaven’s largesse, a reward for faith and the obligations of religion. Of course for those not so fortunate an altogether different experience was prepared for them: hell. Its nightmare visions are so terrifying, conjured up by Dante, Milton, Blake, Baudelaire and many others.   

    Regular price: £4.49

    • Divina Commedia [Divine Comedy]

    • Integrale
    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Claudio Carini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Se è vero, come dice Borges, che la Divina Commedia è il dono più grande che la letteratura possa offrire a ciascun lettore, è altrettanto vero che l'ascolto di una interpretazione ad alta voce di questo capolavoro può trasformarsi in una esperienza unica, un'occasione preziosa per scoprire emozioni e sentimenti racchiusi in un capolavoro che è ormai al di fuori di qualsiasi epoca.

    Regular price: £21.79

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paradiso is the third and final part of The Divine Comedy, Dante's epic poem describing man's progress from hell to salvation. In it, the author progresses through nine concentric spheres of heaven. Corresponding with medieval astronomy, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn deal with the four cardinal virtues Prudence, Fortitude, Justice, and Temperance.

    Regular price: £21.19

    • The Divine Comedy

    • The Inferno, The Purgatorio, & The Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. One of the greatest works in literature, Dantes story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice.

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Dantesca [Italian Edition]

    • Le grandi scene della Divina Commedia [The Great Scenes of the Divine Comedy]
    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Sandro Lombardi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
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    La selva oscura. Cerbero, Minosse e lo spaventoso Lucifero. Amore e morte di Paolo e Francesca. La folle impresa di Ulisse e i tormenti del conte Ugolino. Casella, Manfredi, i poeti Guinizzelli e Arnaut. Dalla soglia del Purgatorio al giardino dell'Eden. Purificazione e ascensione al cielo. Le schiere dei beati. Giustiniano celebra l'autorità imperiale e San Pietro tuona contro il degrado della Chiesa. L'Empireo e la visione di Dio.

    Regular price: £1.69

    • The Divine Comedy: Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most famous of the three canticles that compose The Divine Comedy, "Inferno" describes Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life, with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • La Commedia di Dante

    • Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri, Vittorio Sermonti
    • Narrated by: Vittorio Sermonti
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nell'estate del 1940, un ragazzo di undici anni ascoltò il padre che leggeva e spiegava ai fratelli maggiori "l'Inferno" di Dante; le due estati seguenti toccò a "Purgatorio" e "Paradiso". Proprio quel ragazzo, che all'epoca capiva meglio il concerto delle cicale che non le terzine del poeta, mezzo secolo più tardi avrebbe spiegato e letto Dante ai microfoni della radio e in più di cinquecento letture pubbliche.

    Regular price: £41.39

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