Belonging to the immortal great works of literature, Dante's poetic masterpiece is a heartfelt human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey from the infinite torment of Hell up the arduous slopes of Purgatory towards the glorious realm of Paradise, the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. The Divine Comedy is a dazzling masterpiece of sublime truth and mystical intensity which represents the author's vision of the human soul's afterlife, that is extremely complex and strikingly original in its conception. The present academic, non-commercial edition merges Henry Boyd's and Henry Longfellow's translations into a brilliantly new, comprehensive edition and contains the complete collection of historical, medieval illustrations in color. This edition was first published in the Netherlands and all following editions will also be subject to Dutch Copyright Law. The authors of the material in this edition deceased more than seventy years ago and according to Dutch Copyright Law their copyrighted material is in the public domain. Influential for seven centuries, this literary classic is a must-have and this luxurious edition is a stunning addition to any library.