Originally Posted by Pavlos
Botticelli's sketches for the Comedy are worth a look at if your edition includes them; I know the Allen Mandelbaum (English) translation in the Everyman Library does.
It's a Dutch translation (from the same author, actually, as the translated edition of "Il Principe" I read), but it doesn't have Botticelli's marvelous illustrations, sadly.
And yeah, it's not the easiest of books I'm taking on, but I'm on a mission to read as much of the classics as possible in the coming months: Cervantes, Tolstoj, Dostojevski, Euripides. Plus some of the great philosopher's: Spinoza, Aquinas, Epicurus, Cicero. I have a lot of catching up to do.
I'm also planning on reading some more recent stuff, "I, Lucifer" from G. Duncan and Saramago's "The Gospel According to Jesus Christ" are on top of my list.