The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume II: Purgatory


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140444421
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.
The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, Introduction by: Mark Musa, Translator: Mark Musa, Notes by: Mark Musa, Commentaries by: Mark Musa

Praise

“The English Dante of choice.” –Hugh Kenner

“Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths.” –Robert Fagles, Princeton University

“A marvel of fidelity to the original, of sobriety, and truly, of inspired poetry.” –Henri Peyre, Yale University

Table of Contents

The Divine ComedyHow to Read Dante
Translator’s Note
The Inferno
Introduction
Cantos

The Purgatorio
Introduction
Cantos

The Paradiso
Introduction
Cantos

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