Guided by the poet Virgil, the author plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned, who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in his life.Guided by the poet Virgil, the author plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned, who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in his life.Read Less
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Very Good. NOTE: DIFFERENT EDITION: The Harvard Classics: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri; Hell. Purgatory. Paradise P. F. Collier & Son Publishers, 1969 Hard Cover. Dark green simulated leather boards w/gilt design & letters. Helps support Christian Homeschooling family.
Dorothy L. Sayers does a great job of translating this - very different from others such as John Ciardi's - and adds considerable scholarship in her commentaries at the end of each Canto. This helps a modern reader understand the references to Florentine personalities and mythology.
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