The Divine Comedy

Author(s): Dante Alighieri


Dante's dramatic journey down the circles of Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory and through the spheres of Heaven in search of redemption - and his encounter with devils, monsters and the souls of sinners and saints - is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time.


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Born in Florence, Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is the zenith of medieval knowledge and a paragon of poetic imagination. Its first part, Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all time.

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  • : 9781847492463
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : October 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
  • : books

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  • : Dante Alighieri
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 851.1
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