Purgatorio (Illustrated)

Purgatorio (Illustrated)

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by Dante Alighieri
     
 

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One of the surest signs of fame among men is when one is known solely by his first name, and yet the mention of just that first name makes clear who is being spoken of. So it is with Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), known simply as Dante, thanks to the success of his Divine Comedy, one of the seminal works in human…  See more details below

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*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

One of the surest signs of fame among men is when one is known solely by his first name, and yet the mention of just that first name makes clear who is being spoken of. So it is with Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), known simply as Dante, thanks to the success of his Divine Comedy, one of the seminal works in human history.

With the Divine Comedy, Dante is often considered the master of contemporary Italian, as well as a forerunner of the Renaissance, which began to flourish in Florence around the same time. The Divine Comedy tells of Dante’s journey through Hell (the Inferno), Purgatory, and Paradise, guided by famous poets including Virgil. Dante’s epic discusses religion, philosophy, and a wide range of subject matter throughout Dante’s travels. Although Dante will always be known for Divine Comedy, he also wrote other works, touching on topics like philosophy in works like Convivio, and religion and power in De Monarchia

This edition of Dante’s Purgatorio is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen illustrations of Dante and his work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013557567
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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The Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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thirsting_for_knowledge More than 1 year ago
this book is a great book, just not as exciting as "The Inferno" was. i still recommend that everyone buy this book, especially those who enjoy the timeless classics.