Summary: The first of the three canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this fourteenth-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. His encounters with historical and mythological creatures -- each symbolic of a particular vice or crime -- blend vivid and shocking imagery with graceful lyricism in a monumental work of world literature. This acclaimed and accessible translation was re ...show morendered by the beloved nineteenth-century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 05
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