The Comedy of Dante Alighieri

The Comedy of Dante Alighieri

Hell

by Dante Alighieri

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/1964

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Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers - who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in Dante?s life. In this first part of his Divine Comedy, Dante fused satire and humour with intellect and soaring passion to create an immortal Christian allegory of mankind?s search for self-knowledge and spiritual enlightenment.
ISBN:
9780140440065
9780140440065
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-1964
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x15mm
Weight:
0.25kg
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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