"The English Dante of choice."–Hugh Kenner.
"Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths."–Robert Fagles, Princeton University.
"Tough and supple, tender and violent . . . vigorous, vernacular . . . Mandelbaum’s Dante will stand high among modern translations."–The Christian Science Monitor
"Lovers of the English language will be delighted by this eloquently accomplished enterprise."
–Book Review Digest