An Introduction to the Study of Dante
The Minerva Group, Inc., 2002 - 304 pages
Contents include: Early Italian History, Dante's Life Before Exile, Dante's Life in Exile, The Subject and Scheme of the Divine Comedy; The Human Interest of the Divine Comedy; The Qualities of Dante's Genius, and The Poetry of Chivalrous Love. John Addington Symonds (1840-1893).was one of the foremost men of letters of his time. He was a preeminent Victorian poet, critic, and historian. He is renowned for his reviews, essays, translations, art histories, and poetry. Symonds joined the rarified ranks of John Ruskin and Walter Pater as a major arbiter of Victorian taste. His books Renaissance in Italy and Life of Michelangelo are landmarks of 19th-century literary scholasticism. "My sole purpose was to make the study of Dante's works more easy to English readers."
THE QUALITIES OF DANTES GENIUS
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