Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars

Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars

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by Dante Alighieri

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/05/2016

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Heavenly verse evoking dancing souls and blinding flares from Paradiso - the blazing finale to Dante's Italian masterpiece The Divine Comedy.

About the Author
Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. He met Beatrice, who was to be his muse, in 1274, and when she died in 1290 he sought distraction in philosophy and theology, and wrote La Vita Nuova. He worked on the Divine Comedy from 1308 until near the time of his death in Ravenna in 1321.

ISBN:
9780241250426
9780241250426
Category:
Poetry
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-05-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
109th Edition
Pages:
64
Dimensions (mm):
164x118x6mm
Weight:
0.05kg
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence Italy in 1265. In 1301, a political dispute lead to his exile from Florence.

Over the next few years he made his home in Verona, Lucca and other cities. By 1310 he had written Inferno and Purgatorio, the first two books of his Divine Comedy.

He wrote the third and concluding book, Paradiso, in the years after he found sanctuary in Ravenna in 1318.

An allegorical account of his wanderings in a spiritual wilderness and eventual salvation under the guidance of his beloved Beatrice, The Divine Comedy is recognised as Dante's masterwork and a landmark of world literature. He died in exile in 1321 and was buried in Ravenna.

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