The Divine Comedy inaugurates a new touch eBooks format series, designed to enhance reading of literary texts with interactive images, 3D and multimedia content.
The work can be consulted in various ways, suitable both for those who know and love The Divine Comedy, and for students and newcomers.
Is this your first time with Dante? You’ll be fascinated when reading the illustrated verses with hundreds of drawings. Images and verses combine in the new illuminated cartoon digital codex that makes the episodes and characters of The Divine Comedy easier to understand.
The 70 main episodes of the journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise are meticulously illustrated with 500 colorized images by Gustave Doré and combined with original verses and tercets.
A 3D model of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise will help you to discover the original geography of the circles and Celestial Spheres.
You can visit the main scenes with 360° panoramic reconstructions.
For aficionados of The Divine Comedy, the application offers full text with indices for the 100 cantos; both English and the original Italian text are available.
The Touch eBook was developed by a team of Italian authors and is the first in a publishing format specially conceived for touch devices, such as the iPad.
Full text of Dante Alighieri’s poem in English and the origjnal Italian version
Full indices for the 100 cantos and full text search
Shaking the device brings up the original Italian version
Over 500 colorized images
The 70 main episodes of Dante’s story illustrated by cartoon illuminations
A 3D model of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise
360° panoramic reconstructions
Introductory graphics video