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    Inferno: The Divine Comedy I (Divine Comedy (Penguin Hardcover)) (Hardback)(English / Italian) By (author) Dante Alighieri, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick

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    DescriptionPart 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.

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    The Divine Comedy I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dante Alighieri, Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 697 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141195872
    ISBN 10: 0141195878

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    DC22: 851.1
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POE005030
    B&T Approval Code: A24243020
    BISAC V2.8: POE014000, POE022000
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Bilingual edition
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    28 September 2010
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    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 his being exiled from Florence to eventually settle in Ravenna. It is believed that The Divine Comedy-comprised of three canticles, The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso-was written between 1308 and 1320. Dante Alighieri died in 1321.
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