Originally published in 1922 and partly from periodicals this book provides a methodological introduction to the reading of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, with the aim of removing the confusion surrounding much Dantean literature and helping the reader to focus attention on the essential qualities of Dante’s work.
1. Introduction 2. The Young Dante and the Dante of the Comedy 3. The Structure and Poetry of the Comedy 4. The Inferno 5. The Purgatorio 6. The Paradiso 7. The Character and Unity of Dante’s Poetry 8. Historical Survey of Dantean Criticism