The Divine Comedy

Volume 2: Purgatory

Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri - Author

Dorothy L. Sayers - Translator

Dorothy L. Sayers - Introduction by

C. W. Scott-Giles - Map

C. W. Scott-Giles - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780140440461 | 400 pages | 30 Aug 1955 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature

An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics' black-spine dress.