Dante Alighieri Series: Inferno

Dante Alighieri Series: Inferno

by Dante Alighieri
     
 

Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through what is largely the medieval concept of Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the… See more details below

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Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through what is largely the medieval concept of Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.


The poem begins on the day before Good Friday in the year 1300. The narrator, Dante himself, is thirty-five years old, and thus "halfway along our life's path"—half of the Biblical life expectancy of seventy (Psalm 90:10). soul during his or her life."

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ISBN-13:
9781105590818
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/10/2012
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LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
670,152
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1 MB

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