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on December 7, 2017
Useful
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on August 20, 2013
I bought this to go through before reading Dan Brown's Inferno to refresh my mind regarding Dante's original. I like the background information about Dante himself.
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on November 14, 2016
Still a bit complicated but gives a better understanding to The Divine Comedy
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on May 19, 2014
The Cliff Notes are very well put together. It makes clear a writing that can be difficult to read and can be understood on many levels. The glossaries and summaries are concise and to the point.
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on December 14, 2013
a gift for 15 year old grand daughter...she used after she had read the real book and commented she found similar information online
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on September 5, 2016
Attempting my first reading of Dante. This is really helpful without telling too much. Helps me to read and understand.
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on October 24, 2010
I began the Comedy with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's interpretation; which, though lofty and elegant, is about 10 times harder to comprehend than the King James version of the Bible. So I switched to A.S. Kline's interpretation. That, in concert with Cliff's Notes, made all the difference.

Cliff Weber
Oregon
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on March 15, 2015
Very helpful in understanding the "Divine Comedy".
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on March 9, 2014
I used this version for a college humanities class. It's good to read before each canto because it gives you a good idea about what is goin on. This book does give you some back ground, which is good, but it is a better aid for leisure reading than for academic study. We are currently reading the translation by Anthony Esolen and I find the notes his book to be more in-depth and more useful for the class. Might be a better source for high school students?
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on December 5, 2012
Took the scary out of what I was reading by understanding the author's POV and backstory. Actually made it more interesting.
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