A stunning 3-in-1 edition of one of the great works of Western literature
An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante’s descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante’s poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics’ black-spine dress.
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Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided by political duties and poetry, the most famous of which – The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova – was inspired by… More about Dante Alighieri
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Published by Penguin Classics Mar 25, 2014| 752 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780141197494