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The Divine Comedy 101 editions

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The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature[1] and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.[2] The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan language, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language.[3] It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise or Heaven;[4] but at a deeper level, it represents, allegorically, the soul's journey towards God.[5] At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas.[6] Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse".[7]

The work was originally simply titled Comedìa and was later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio. The first printed edition to add the word divina to the title was that of the Venetian humanist Lodovico Dolce,[8] published in 1555 by Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari.

101 editions First published in 1806

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The divine comedy
2010, Northwestern University Press
in English
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Divine Comedy: Paradise (Large Print Edition)
October 26, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Divine Comedy: Paradise
October 26, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Divine Comedy
April 3, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Divine Comedy: Purgatory (Large Print Edition)
October 26, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Divine Comedy: Hell
October 26, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Divine Comedy: Purgatory
October 26, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Divine Comedy: Hell (Large Print Edition)
October 26, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Divine Comedy (Large Print Edition)
The Divine Comedy (Large Print Edition)
April 3, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Divine Comedy: INFERNO
January 7, 2004, BookSurge Classics
Paperback in Italian
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The Divine Comedy: PURGATORIO
January 7, 2004, BookSurge Classics
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy: PURGATORIO
January 7, 2004, BookSurge Classics
Paperback in Italian
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The Divine Comedy: PARADISO
January 7, 2004, BookSurge Classics
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy: PARADISO
February 13, 2003, BookSurge Classics
Paperback in Italian
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The Divine Comedy: INFERNO
February 13, 2003, BookSurge Classics
Paperback in English
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Divine Comedy
October 2003, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English
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Divine Comedy
February 1, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
Cover of: LA Divina Commedia
LA Divina Commedia: Inferno (La Divina Commedia)
October 1997, Rizzoli - RCS Libri
Paperback in Italian
Cover of: The Divine Comedy (Everyman's Library Classics)
The Divine Comedy (Everyman's Library Classics)
May 25, 1995, Everyman's Library
Hardcover - New Ed edition
Cover of: La divina commedia
La divina commedia
1965, Mediolanensi Officina Libraria
in Spanish
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Divina Commedia
January 1, 1965, Koch, Neff & Oetinger & Co
Paperback
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La divine comédie
1962, Garnier
in French - Nouv. éd. rev., amendée et ill.
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Divine Comedy
December 1931, Columbia University Press
Hardcover in English
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The Divine Comedy
1916, Yale University Press
in English
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La divina commedia
1913, D.C. Heath & Co.
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La Divina Commedia
1909, Heath
in Italian
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The Divine Comedy
1909, P. F. Collier & son
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La Divina Commedia
1908, Società Editrice Dante Alighieri
in Italian - Ed. 2. riv. e corr.
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La Divine comédie
1905, édité spécialment pour les magasins du Bon marché
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La Divina commedia
1899, U. Hoepli
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La divina commedia
1899, U. Hoepli
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La divina commedia
1899, A. Salani
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La Divina commedia
1898, G. Barbèra
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La divina commedia
1895, G.C. Sansoni
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La Divina commedia
1894, E. Sonzogno
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The Divine comedy
1891, Houghton, Mifflin and Company
in English
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The Divine Comedy
1891, Houghton, Mifflin and company
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La divina commedia
1886, Adriano Salani
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La divina commedia
1886, A. Morano
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La divine comédie
1883, C. Marpon, etc.
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The Divine Comedy
1883, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & co.
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La Divine Comédie
1881, Hachette
in French - Ed. 12.
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La divina commedia
1881, G. Barbèra
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La divina commedia
1879, G. Einaudi
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La divina commedia
1879, Ed. Sonzogno
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La Divina commedia
1874, F. A. Brockhaus
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La divine comédie
1870, M. Lévy frères
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La Divina commedia ...
1869, M. Visentini
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La divina commedia
1868, Successori Le Monnier
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La divina commedia
1868, dallo Stabilimento Civelli
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La Divina commedia
1867, Leypoldt e Holt
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La divina commedia
1867, G. Barbèra
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La divina commedia
1865, dallo Stabilimento Civelli
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La divina commedia
1865, Tip. del Patronato pei ragazzi
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La divina commedia
1864, Tip. del Patronato pei ragazzi
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La divina commedia
1863, M. Guigoni
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La divine comédie
1863, Librairie académique Didier
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La divine comédie
1863, Librairie académique Didier
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La Divina commedia
1862, R. Decker
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La divina commedia
1862, R. Decker
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La Divina commedia
1862, R. Decker
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La Divina commedia
1860, G. Barbèra
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La divine comédie
1859, Firmin Didot frères , fils et cie
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La divine comédie
1855, Victor Lecou
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La divina commedia
1844, F. Le Monnier
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La divina commedia
1844, F. Le Monnier
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La divina commedia
1841, A. Morano
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La divine comédie
1841, C. Gosselin
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La divina commedia
1838, Lefevre
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La divina commedia
1830, Ciardetti
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La Divina Commedia
1830, Ciardetti
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La divina commedia
1826, Remondini
in Italian
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La divina commedia
1823, Pei Fratelli Mattiuzzi
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La divina commedia
1822, Dalla tipografia del Seminario
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La divina commedia
1822, Dalla tipografia del Seminario
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La divina commedia
1822, Nella stamperia deRomanis
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La divina commedia
1821, Nella stamperia de Romanis
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La divina commedia
1820, Nella stamperia de Romanis
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La Divina Commedia
1820, R. Zotti
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La Divina Commedia
1819, R. Zotti
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Divina commedia
1817, Heitz
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La divina commedia
1817, Tipografia di S . Giovanni
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La divina commedia
1813, N. Carli
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La divina commedia
1813, T. Masi
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La divina commedia
1809, R. Zotti
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La divina commedia
1809, R. Zotti
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La Divina commedia
1807, Presso Tommaso Masi e comp.
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La divina commedia
1807, T. Masi
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La divina commedia
1806, T. Masi
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The Divine Comedy: Text with Tranlation in the Metre of the Original
Publish date unknown, Harvard University Press
Paperback in English
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La Divina Commedia: Purgatorio
Publish date unknown, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
Paperback in Italian

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