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The Comedy Of Dante Alighieri



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Author: Alighieri, Dante
ISBN: 9780140440065
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 1964
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 197mm x 132mm x 17mm
Format: Paperback / softback

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.