The Divine Comedy

Front Cover
WS, Apr 23, 2018 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 100 pages
Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - donbuch1 - LibraryThing

This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - davidpwithun - LibraryThing

I'm probably one of a very few people who has sat and read the Synopticon from front to back. Though it might seem like a strange practice, nearly like reading the dictionary or an encyclopedia, I can ... Read full review

Selected pages


The Divine Comedy
The Gate of Hell The Inefficient or Indifferent
The Gluttonous Cerberus
The Furies and Medusa The Angel The City
The Violent against Nature Brunetto Latini
The Fraudulent
Peculators The Elder
Thieves Vanni Fucci
The Sculptures on the Pavement Ascent
The Irascible Dantes
Virgil further discourses of Love and Free
Prophecy of the Abduction of Pope Boniface VIII and
The Gluttonous The Mystic Tree
others Inquiry into the State of Poetry
Sleep upon the Stairway and his Dream of Leah

and Diomed Ulysses Last Voyage
Ali Pier da Medicina Curio Mosca and Bertrand
Myrrha Adam of Brescia Potiphars Wife and Sinon
Traitors to their Kindred
Traitors to their Lords and Benefactors Lucifer
The Shores of Purgatory The Four Stars Cato
Discourse on the Limits of Reason The Foot
Dantes Inquiry on Prayers for the Dead
Dantes Dream of the Eagle The Gate
Dante The Passage of Lethe The Seven Virtues
Reproaches of Beatrice The River Eunoe
The Ascent to the First Heaven The Sphere
The Lunar Spots
Discourse of Beatrice on Vows
St Thomas recounts the Life of St Francis
The Third Circle Discourse on
Cacciaguidas Prophecy of Dantes

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information