The Divine Comedy
This is an unabridged version of The Divine Comedy, an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri.
The Divine Comedy is written in the first person, and tells of Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell and Purgatory, and Beatrice, Dante's ideal woman, guides him through Heaven. On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise/Heaven), but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God.
This translation by Charles Eliot Norton is written in prose (a form of grammatical structure and natural flow of speech rather than the original blank verse). Total Running Time (TRT): 16 hours, 19 min. Reading by Tony Addison.
The Divine Comedy is also available in 3 separate audiobooks, INFERNO (TRT 5 hours, 16 min), PURGATORIO (TRT 5 hours, 25 min), and PARADISO (TRT 5 hours, 38 min.) Also available as ePUBs (ebooks) including more than 1300 footnotes and explanations.
Dante Alighieri (c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.