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The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno (Pt. 1) (English and Italian Edition)

 
 
 
 
The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno (Pt. 1) (English and Italian Edition)
Author: Dante Alighieri
ISBN 13: 9780140448955
ISBN 10: 140448950
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-08-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 449
List Price: $16.00
 
 

Dante's epic-in a stunning new clothbound edition.

Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, the Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicide Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, the poet must journey with Virgil to the heart of Hell-for it is only by encountering Satan that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.