The Divine Comedy: Volume Ii: Purgatory

byDante AlighieriTranslated byMark MusaIntroduction byMark Musa

February 5, 1985|
The Divine Comedy: Volume Ii: Purgatory by Dante Alighieri
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The second volume in Dante''s Divine Comedy 

Beginning with Dante''s liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into depths of the earth. As he travels through the first seven levels, Dante observes the sinners who are waiting for their release into Paradise, and through these encounters he is himself transformed into a stronger and better man. For it is only when he has learned from each of these levels that he can ascend to the gateway to Heaven: the Garden of Eden. The second part of one of the greatest epic poems, Purgatory is an enthralling Christian allegory of sin, redemption and ultimate enlightenment.

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Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided by political duties and poetry, the most of famous of which was inspired by his meeting with Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice,including La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. He died in Ravenna in 1321.
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Title:The Divine Comedy: Volume Ii: Purgatory
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 7.66 X 5.09 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 7.66 X 5.09 X 0.75 in
Published:February 5, 1985
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140444421

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