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DIVINE COMEDY: Leather Edition

DANTE ALIGHIERI, ILLUS G. DORÉ    Book Number: 82974    Product format: Hardback

A collector's library bonded leather edition with gold tooling, rope spine, gilded pages, satin bookmarker and gold foil decoration on the burgundy cover, the text is beautifully laid out in the Cantos and there are dozens of exquisite Gustave Doré atmospheric etchings throughout, capturing the adventure. Born in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Dante's family was noble but not wealthy, yet he received the education of a gentleman studying poetry, philosophy and theology. The Divine Comedy is his vision of the afterlife, broken into a trilogy of the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. The poet is given a tour by Virgil, the pagan Roman poet who Dante greatly admired and imitated, and of Heaven by Beatrice. The Inferno shows the souls who have been condemned to eternal torment, including Dante's enemies. The Purgatory reveals how souls although sinful can learn to be good through a spiritual purification. And the Paradise depicts further development of the just as they approach God. This masterful rendition is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from 1865. Superbly illustrated, 694pp, Doré illustrations, new publication.
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ISBN 9781435162068
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