The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

ISBN 13:  9780486232317

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Author  Gustave Doré
Format  Paperback
No. of Pages  141
Brand:  Dover Publications

From the entire collection of his own work, a vast output, these Illustrations from Dante were Doré's own favourites. The illustrators wildly imaginative style is really given free reign, from the depths of hell to the crystalline upper circles of heaven. This is an extraordinary range of fantastic engravings, highlights including: Charon and the River Acheron, the infernal hurricane of the lustful souls, Paolo and Francesca, Cerberus, the Gluttons, the Styx, the burning graves, the incredible image of Farinata emerging from the tomb, suicides turned into trees, devils and seducers, hypocrites, thieves, transformation into snakes, heads breaking the ice as Dante and Virgil walk above, and hundreds of further extreme and beautiful re-imaginings of the poetry. Each plate is accompanied by the appropriate lines of the poem from the Longfellow translation.

Illustrations: 136 full page engravings.
Size: 229 x 305 mm
Copyright: Permission Free
ISBN 10: 048623231x

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