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Divine Comedy - Purgatorio

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ISBN-10: 0195004132

ISBN-13: 9780195004137

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Dante Alighieri, John D. Sinclair, John D. Sinclair

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List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/1961
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.03" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together by a narrative sequence, celebrates the virtue and honor of Beatrice, Dante's ideal of beauty and purity. Beatrice was modeled after Bice di Folco Portinari, a beautiful woman Dante had met when he was nine years old and had worshipped from afar in spite of his own arranged marriage to Gemma Donati. Il Vita Nuova has a secure place in literary history: its…