The Divine Comedy, Vol. 2: Purgatory (5P)

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Dante wrote his Comedy in colloquial Italian rather than Latin, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. This is the second volume. The masterpiece was written in the early 1300's. He took two threads of a story that everybody knew and loved; the story of a vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, and the story of the lover who must brave the underworld to find his lost lady. He combined them into a great allegory of the soul's search for God. 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. Soft 346p

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Format: Softcover
Publisher: Penguin
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7.8H x 5.125W x 0.75D inches
Weight: 0.7lbs
Page Count: 399

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