â€śIf there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolenâ€™s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come.â€ťâ€“Robert Royal, CrisisIn this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Danteâ€™s spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear window into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave DorĂ©, an appendix that reproduces Danteâ€™s key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Danteâ€™s ultimate masterwork.