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Carlyle, John Aitken 1801-1879

Overview
Works: 103 works in 280 publications in 2 languages and 3,702 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Radio programs  Radio adaptations  Audio adaptations  Fiction  Allegories 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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Most widely held works by John Aitken Carlyle
The Divine comedy; the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation by Dante Alighieri( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 1959 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published between 1932 and 1944 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In middle age Dante realizes he has strayed from the True Way into the Dark Wood of Error, or Wordliness. When he realizes his loss, he looks up to see the first light of the sun, the symbol of divine illumination, lighting the top of a small hill, the Mount of Joy. It is Easter, the time of resurrection and rebirth. These symbols fill Dante with hope and he sets out immediately to climb to the top of Mount Joy. His way is blocked, however, by the Three Beasts of Worldliness--the Leopard of Malice and Fraud, the Lion of violence and ambition, and the She-Wolf of Incntinence--who will drive him back into the darkness of error. When all seems lost, Virgil, Dante's symbol of human reason, to lead him from error. With the easy way to the Mount of Joy blacked, Dante must travel the more difficult way through Hell and Purgatory before reaching the light of God. To help him, Virgil offers Dante another Guide--Beatrice, the symbol of divine love
The inferno of Dante Alighieri : a new translation by Dante Alighieri( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 1970 in English and Italian and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inferno, the first volume of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, is an imaginative tour de force. In this celebrated work -- widely considered to be one of the greatest in the Western canon -- Dante's literary hero Virgil guides him through Hell, showing him the inhabitants of each of its nine circles and examples of the divine justice meted out to them. Originally written in colloquial Italian, The Inferno was intended by Dante as a poem for the common reader. In his new translation, Ciaran Carson has constructed a version that is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigor. Carson, an award-winning Irish poet, accents his Inferno with vivid Hiberno-English idioms, drawing on the Irish poetic and balladmaking tradition to create rhymes that sparkle and stimulate. Carson's swift intelligence never diminishes the pathos of the original, however, and Dante's visions of Hell -- and his pity for some of the damned -- shine through undimmed. This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the twenty-first-century reader's faith in the art of translation. Remarkably inventive, Carson's Inferno is deserving of comparison with Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid
The divine comedy : Inferno ; Purgatorio ; Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante's theme is universal. ... The story is an allegory representing the soul's journey from spiritual depths to spiritual heights. As mankind exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice, it experiences 'Inferno' or hell, 'Purgatorio' or purgatory, and 'Paradiso' or heaven, a vision of a world of beauty, light, and song"--Container
The history of Scotish poetry by David Irving( Book )

19 editions published between 1861 and 1972 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( Recording )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this classic masterpiece, originally published in 1320, read by award-winning narrator Ralph Cosham. No words can describe the greatness of this work, a greatness both of theme and of artistry. Dante's theme is universal; it involves the greatest concepts that man has ever attained. Only a genius could have found the loftiness of tone and the splendor and variety of images that are presented in The Divine Comedy. The story is an allegory representing the soul's journey from spiritual depths to spiritual heights. As mankind exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice, it experiences "Inferno" or hell, "Purgatorio" or purgatory, and "Paradiso" or heaven, a vision of a world of beauty, light, and song. Dante's arduous journey through the circles of hell make for an incredibly moving human drama, and a single listen will reveal the power of Dante's imagination to make the spiritual visible. In this edition, "Inferno" is translated by John Aitken Carlyle, "Purgatorio," by Thomas Okey, and "Paradiso" by Philip H. Wicksteed
La Divina commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Book )

9 editions published between 1933 and 1938 in Italian and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Divine comedy: The Inferno. A literal prose translation with the text of the original collated from the best editions, and explanatory notes by Dante Alighieri( Book )

8 editions published between 1849 and 1867 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Dante Alighieri : the divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. This Collection Includes:The Divine Comedy, Translated by the Rev. H.F. Cary, Illustrated by Gustave DoréThe Divine Comedy, Translated by Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe Divine Comedy, Translated by Charles Eliot NortonThe Banquet, Translated by Elizabeth Price Sayer
The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the standard Carlyle-Okey-Wicksteed translation of Dante's classic poem, with full notes
Dante's Divine Comedy : the inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published between 1849 and 1910 in Italian and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Divine comedy: the Inferno. A literal prose translation, with the text of the original collated from the best editions, and explanatory notes by Dante Alighieri( Book )

4 editions published between 1847 and 1849 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Divine comedy : the Inferno : a literal prose translation with the text of the original collated from the best editions, and explanatory notes by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 1867 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Divine Comedy : the Inferno, a literal prose translation, with the text of the original collated from the best editions, and explanatory notes by Dante Alighieri( Book )

2 editions published between 1894 and 1899 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's divine comedy : the inferno, a literal prose translation, with the text of the original collated from the best editions and explanatory notes by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine comedy: The inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published between 1849 and 1851 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Divine Comedy : the Inferno, a literal prose translation, with the text of the original and explanatory notes by Dante Alighieri( Book )

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The divine comedy : Inferno ; Purgatorio ; Paradiso
Alternative Names
John Carlyle arts uit Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Ierland (1801-1879)

John Carlyle Scottish physician and writer

John Carlyle skót író, orvos, 1801-79

Джон Карлайл

Languages
English (118)

Italian (10)

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The divine comedy : Inferno ; Purgatorio ; ParadisoThe Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation]