The Divine Comedy: Hell, Volume I

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

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No jacket, ink name on front endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvi, 193 pp. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia [di'vina kom'm?dja]) is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the preeminent work in Italian literature[1] and one of the greatest works of world literature.[2] The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan language, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language.[3] It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The narrative describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise or Heaven,[4] while allegorically the poem represents the soul's journey towards God.[5] Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas.[6] Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called the Summa in verse.[7] In Dante's work, Virgil is presented as human reason and Beatrice is presented as divine knowledge.[8] The work was originally simply titled Comedia (so also in the first printed edition, published on 1472). The adjective Divina was added by Giovanni Boccaccio and the first edition to name the poem Divina Comedia in the title was that of the Venetian humanist Lodovico Dolce,[9] published in 1555 by Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari.

Title: The Divine Comedy: Hell, Volume I

Author: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Categories: Christian, Poetry, Literature,

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1896

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2261609