The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy - Penguin Classics

2nd Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into depths of the earth. As he travels through the first seven levels, Dante observes the sinners who are waiting for their release into Paradise, and through these encounters he is himself transformed into a stronger and better man. For it is only when he has learned from each of these levels that he can ascend to the gateway to Heaven: the Garden of Eden. The second part of one of the greatest epic poems, Purgatory is an enthralling Christian allegory of sin, redemption and ultimate enlightenment.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140444421
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 851.1
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Number of pages: 399
Weight: 318g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm