Purgatorio

Purgatorio

by DANTE ALIGHIERI
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Purgatorio by DANTE ALIGHIERI

Purgatorio (Italian for "Purgatory") is the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy, following the Inferno, and preceding the Paradiso. The poem was written in the early 14th century. It is an allegory telling of the climb of Dante up the Mount of Purgatory, guided by the Roman poet Virgil, except for the last four cantos at which point Beatrice takes over as Dante's guide. In the poem, Purgatory is depicted as a mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, consisting of a bottom section (Ante-Purgatory), seven levels of suffering and spiritual growth (associated with the seven deadly sins), and finally the Earthly Paradise at the top. Allegorically, the poem represents the Christian life, and in describing the climb Dante discusses the nature of sin, examples of vice and virtue, and moral issues in politics and in the Church. The poem outlines a theory that all sin arises from love � either perverted love directed towards others' harm, or deficient love, or the disordered love of good things.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015952674
Publisher: Cricket House Books, LLC
Publication date: 02/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 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.