The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection

by Dante Alighieri and Gustave Dore

Leather / fine binding Publication Date: 01/06/2016

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A landmark of world literature, The Divine Comedy tells of the poet Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise in search of salvation.

Before he is redeemed by his love for the heavenly Beatrice, he learns the meaning of evil, sin, damnation and forgiveness through a series of unforgettable encounters.

ISBN:
9781435162068
9781435162068
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Leather / fine binding
Publication Date:
01-06-2016
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing Co Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
712
Dimensions (mm):
229x152mm
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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