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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Inferno

by Dante Alighieri
Paperback
Publication Date: 24/04/2003
RRP  $22.99 $21.75
This vigorous and swift blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that the poem had for Dante's contemporaries.
ISBN:
9780142437223
9780142437223
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
24-04-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
432
Dimensions (mm):
109x103x20mm
Weight:
1.57kg
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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