The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno

byDante AlighieriTranslated byRobin KirkpatrickEditorRobin Kirkpatrick

September 28, 2010|
The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno by Dante Alighieri
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Part of Penguin''s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Describing Dante''s descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonising torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicide Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, the poet must ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of all. For it is only by encountering Satan, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.
Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy''s greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great love of his life. Married to Gemma Donatic, Dante''s political activism resulted in ...
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Title:The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:576 pages, 8.1 X 5.43 X 1.44 in
Shipping dimensions:576 pages, 8.1 X 5.43 X 1.44 in
Published:September 28, 2010
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141195872

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