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ISBN: 9780140440065 - The Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Hell v. 1
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The Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Hell v. 1

Dante Alighieri
Dorothy L. Sayers

ISBN: 9780140440065
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics


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Guided by the poet Virgil, the author 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, who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in his life.

 

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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.