The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

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by Dante Alighieri

Epic poetry Visionary fiction Philosophical fiction The afterlife Divine justice Redemption Personal and spiritual growth

9 hours 35 minutes

The Divine Comedy is a poem written by Dante Alighieri written between 1304 and 1321, being the most important book of this writer. It is considered a masterpiece of Italian literature and universal literature.

The Divine Comedy is divided into several parts: Inferno (Hell), Purgatory (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise).. In turn each part is composed in thirty-three 'cantos'. Each 'canto' is composed of stanzas of three endecasyllabic verses. In addition to the introductory 'canto' they make a total of 100 'cantos'.

The protagonist of the poem is called Dante and personifies humanity and the temptation of sin. Other characters that appear in the poem are: Beatrice (represents faith) and Virgil (represents reason).

The book is full of symbols that reflect popular culture and knowledge in medieval times, in fields such as astronomy, mathematics or philosophy.

This edition of The Divine Comedy is based on the translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


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Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet whose Divine Comedy is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages

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