Dore Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

ISBN-10: 048623231X

ISBN-13: 9780486232317

Edition: 1976 (Reprint)

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135 fantastic and grotesque scenes depict the passion and grandeur of one of Dante’s most highly regarded works—from the depths of hell onto the mountain of purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of paradise. Includes plates produced for The Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. Illustrations accompanied by appropriate lines from the Longfellow translation.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 141
Size: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Paul Gustave Dor� (January 6, 1832 to January 23, 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Dor� worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. In 1853, Dor� was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. A decade later, he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. He continued to illustrate books until his death in Paris following a short illness. The city's P�re Lachaise Cemetery contains his grave.

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