The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume III: Paradise

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

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Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 215 pp. Green boards. Top page ridge gilt. To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his Comedy in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. Taking 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 has to brave the Underworld to find his lost lady – he combined them into a great allegory of the soul’s search for God. He made it swift, exciting and topical, lavishing upon it all his learning and wit, all his tenderness, humour and enthusiasm, and all his poetry. In Paradise, Dante journeys through the encircling spheres of heaven towards God.

Title: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume III: Paradise

Author: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Categories: Poetry, Continental,

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1892

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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