Welcome to the Research Edition of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. This site features 27 full editions of the Divine Comedy online: the original Italian text, English translations by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rev. H.F. Cary, and translations in German and Finnish. Annotations from the Cary and Longfellow editions are also available. The texts can be viewed in a variety of facing page, or parallel, formats. Graphics from Gustave Doré, Salvador Dali, and Sandro Botticelli are available to enhance your reading. There are also maps of the afterlife, and sample illuminated manuscript pages from printed versions of the Divine Comedy.

Dante's Divine Comedy, along with The Plays of Shakespeare, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, is part of the ELF project.

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the Divine Comedy

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
ché la diritta via era smarrita.

   -Inferno, I, 1-3.

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