Complete "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri

Complete "The Divine Comedy"

byDante Alighieri

Kobo ebook | February 17, 2015

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A major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

Contents
The Vision of Purgatory, Complete
The Vision of Paradise, Complete
The Vision of Hell, Complete
The New Life (1899)

The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso), guided first by the Roman poet Virgil and then by Beatrice, the subject of his love and of another of his works, La Vita Nuova. While the vision of Hell, the Inferno, is vivid for modern readers, the theological niceties presented in the other books require a certain amount of patience and knowledge to appreciate. Purgatorio, the most lyrical and human of the three, also has the most poets in it; Paradiso, the most heavily theological, has the most beautiful and ecstatic mystic passages, in which Dante tries to describe what he confesses he is unable to convey (e.g., when Dante looks into the face of God: "all'alta fantasia qui mancò possa" — "at this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe," Paradiso, XXXIII, 142).

Title:Complete "The Divine Comedy"Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:AGEB PublishingLanguage:English

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