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The Divine Comedy, Vol. 2: Purgatory - Dante Alighieri, Dorothy L. Sayers, C. W. Scott-Giles
The Divine Comedy, Vol. 2: Purgatory
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140440461 (0140440461)
ASIN: 140440461
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
Series: The Divine Comedy -3 (#2)
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Purgatorio (Bantam Classics)
This is the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy. The first took us through Hell, and this part takes us through Purgatory--the realm where Catholics believe those souls not saints spend time purging their sins before entering Heaven. And that's the key difference: Hope. Dante famously has the gatew...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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CDM REVIEW - FINAL: Pooh v InfernoVirgil points out to Pooh where Mary Poppins and Mrs B hang out nowadays - all the rocks were gleamingly clean. ZING The clink of gin bottles with the cackles of laughter indicate a good time was being had by all. Yes, it is a party atomosphere since the Beatles tau...
mlsimmons
mlsimmons rated it
I listened to this book on CD instead of actually reading it. The version that I had had an explanation at the beginning of each verse to help you understand and then read the verse. In this book, you travel with Dante through Purgatory and he cleanses himself of the seven deadly sins. I really like...
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it
4.0 Purgatory (Modern Library Classics)
See my review of the Esolen translation of the Inferno for information on what makes this a good book.
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it
4.0 Purgatory (Modern Library Classics)
See my review of the Esolen translation of the Inferno for information on what makes this a good book.
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