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Alighieri, Dante - The Divine Comedy, Part 1: Hell (Penguin Classics) - 9780140440065 - KKD0007668
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The Divine Comedy, Part 1: Hell (Penguin Classics)

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Description for The Divine Comedy, Part 1: Hell (Penguin Classics) Paperback. Guided by the poet Virgil, the author 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, who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in his life. Editor(s): Sayers, Dorothy L. Translator(s): Sayers, Dorothy L. Num Pages: 352 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 242. Good copy with some shelf wear
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.

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2005
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Condition
Used, Good
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780140440065
SKU
KKD0007668
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About Alighieri, Dante
Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. He was married when he was around twenty to Gemma Donati and had four children. 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. ... Read more

Reviews for The Divine Comedy, Part 1: Hell (Penguin Classics)
The English Dante of choice. -Hugh Kenner Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths. -Robert Fagles, Princeton University A marvel of fidelity to the original, of sobriety, and truly, of inspired poetry. -Henri Peyre, Yale University

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