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The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatory
Contributor(s): Alighieri, Dante (Author), Dante (Author), Alighieri, Dante (Author), Scott-Giles, C W (Illustrator), Sayers, Dorothy L (Translator)
ISBN: 0140440461 EAN: 9780140440461
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pub Date: August 30, 1955
Dante (1265-1321) is the greatest of Italian poets and his DIVINE COMEDY is the finest of all Christian allegories. 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. This edition is translated by, and includes an Introduction by, Dorothy L. Sayers.