<i>Dante, Petrarch, Camoens: CXXIV Sonnets</i> is a compilation of sonnets by Dante Alighieri, famous Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His "Divine Comedy" is widely considered the greatest Italian literary work ever composed and a major contribution to world literature. This book of sonnets offers the reader a better glimpse at the writing of a man whose most famous work has been called a masterpiece of literary genius.<br><br>For the reader who is not versed in poetry, sonnets are poems with fourteen lines that utilize a range of rhyme schemes and a range of topics. Even though the sonnet was made popular by the famous English writer William Shakespeare, this form of poetry actually originated in Italy making it a fitting form of writing for Dante to not only attempt but also engage successfully. This book allows for the reader to explore many of Dante's sonnets which offer a glimpse into Dante's writing style and his complicated personal beliefs. Each sonnet is a beautiful window into the personal experiences and thoughts of the author and affords the reader a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the life and times of the famous poet.<br><br><i>Dante, Petrarch, Camoens: CXXIV Sonnets</i> by Dante Alighieri is a wonderful compilation of sonnets written by one of the most famous authors known to students of literature. This book provides both an example of exemplary writing and a look into the personal experiences and life of the author. It is a great book for anyone interested in Dante, his life, his work, literature, or history.