The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Hell

byDante AlighieriTranslated byDorothy L. SayersIntroduction byDorothy L. Sayers

June 30, 1950|
The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Hell by Dante Alighieri
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The first volume of Dante''s Divine Comedy

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.

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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. He worked on...
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Title:The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Hell
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.6 in
Published:June 30, 1950
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140440065

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