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Author Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.

Title The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri / translated by Charles Eliot Norton
Published Chicago : Encyclopaedia Britannica, [1952]


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Description x, 163 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Great books of the Western World ; 21
Great books of the Western world ; 21
Contents Hell -- Purgatory -- Paradise
Summary The "Divine Comedy" was entitled by Dante himself merely "Commedia," meaning a poetic composition in a style intermediate between the sustained nobility of tragedy, and the popular tone of elegy. The word had no dramatic implication at that time, though it did involve a happy ending. The poem is the narrative of a journey down through Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory, and through the revolving heavens into the presence of God. In this aspect it belongs to the two familiar medieval literary types of the Journey and the Vision. It is also an allegory, representing under the symbolism of the stages and experiences of the journey, the history of a human soul, painfully struggling from sin through purification to the Beatific Vision
Notes Translation of: Divina commedia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Great books of the Western world no:21
Subject Heaven -- Fiction.
Hell -- Fiction.
Italian literature.
Italian poetry -- To 1400 -- History and criticism.
Purgatory -- Fiction.
Heaven -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908.
ISBN 0852291639 (set 1984 reprint)
Other Titles Dante