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Carlyle, John Aitken 1801-1879

Overview
Works: 79 works in 280 publications in 3 languages and 3,720 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Narrative poetry  Illustrated works  Portraits  Dictionaries  Biography  Concordances  Art 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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Most widely held works by John Aitken Carlyle
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

56 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,481 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 Divine comedy; the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation by Dante Alighieri( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 1959 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 348 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 330 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 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

34 editions published between 1847 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Divine Comedy' begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Allen Mandelbaum's astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman's edition -- containing in one volume all three cantos, 'Inferno, ' 'Purgatorio, ' and 'Paradiso' -- includes an introduction by Nobel Prize-winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth century series of illustrations." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."
The Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( Recording )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of a man who endures the torment of Hell and Purgatory in his quest to reach Paradise
The works of Dante Alighieri : the divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 45 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
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

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 30 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

The Inferno ; the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inferno : a literal prose translation, with the text of the original collated fom the best editions, and explanatory notes by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Divina Commedia, with an English prose translation. Edited, with notes, by Hermann Oelsner.] by Dante Alighieri( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 1901 in English and held by 5 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 John A. Carlyle ... Second edition by Dante Alighieri( Book )

5 editions published between 1867 and 1882 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of Scottish Poetry ... Edited by J.A. Carlyle. With a memoir [by D. Laing] and glossary by David Irving( Book )

2 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertatio medica inauguralis quaedam de mentis alienatione complectens by John Aitken Carlyle( Book )

3 editions published in 1826 in Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter: 1877 May 8, the Hill, Dumfries, to David Laing by John Aitken Carlyle( )

3 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News of Thomas Carlyle, with whom J.A. Carlyle spent the winter
Letter: 1867 Aug. 11, the Hill, Dumfries, to David Laing by John Aitken Carlyle( )

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

Letter of introduction for Dr A Browne. Laing's recent visit to Thomas Carlyle, and J.A. Carlyle's forthcoming edition of Dante
Letter: 1867 Aug. 23, The Hill, Dumfries, to David Laing by John Aitken Carlyle( )

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

Acknowledging receipt of the Bannatyne Adversaria, progress with editing Dante's Inferno, news of Thomas Carlyle, and comments on Bothwell's biography
 
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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 (189)

Italian (10)

Latin (3)

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