The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Paperback Alma Classics

By (author) Dante Alighieri, Illustrated by Gustave Dore, Translated by J Gordon Nichols

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  • Publisher: Alma Classics
  • Format: Paperback | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 42mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 1847493203
  • ISBN 13: 9781847493200
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 347,907

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Dante's dramatic journey down the circles of Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory and through the spheres of Heaven in search of redemption - and his encounter with devils, monsters and the souls of sinners and saints - is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time.

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Born in Florence, Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is the zenith of medieval knowledge and a paragon of poetic imagination. Its first part, Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all time.

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