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Author Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, author.

Title The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri / translated by Charles Eliot Norton.

Publication Info. Chicago : Encyclopædia Britannica, [1952]


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  851.1 DAN    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  851.15 DANTE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  082 GREAT V.21    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  028 GREAT    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  851 D    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  808.8 GREAT V.21    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  851.15 DANTE    Check Shelf
Description x, 163 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
Series Great books of the western world ; 21
Great books of the Western world ; 21.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Hell -- Purgatory -- Paradise.
Summary The "Divine Comedy" was entitled by Dante himself merely "Commedia," meaning a poetic composition in a style intermediate between the sustained nobility of tragedy, and the popular tone of elegy. The word had no dramatic implication at that time, though it did involve a happy ending. The poem is the narrative of a journey down through Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory, and through the revolving heavens into the presence of God. In this aspect it belongs to the two familiar medieval literary types of the Journey and the Vision. It is also an allegory, representing under the symbolism of the stages and experiences of the journey, the history of a human soul, painfully struggling from sin through purification to the Beatific Vision.
Subject Heaven -- Fiction.
Hell -- Fiction.
Purgatory -- Fiction.
Italian literature -- Early works to 1800.
Heaven. (OCoLC)fst00954113
Hell. (OCoLC)fst00954747
Italian literature. (OCoLC)fst00980660
Purgatory. (OCoLC)fst01084326
Genre/Form Early works. (OCoLC)fst01411636
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908, translator.
Added Title Divina commedia. English
Other Form: Online version: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia. English. Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri. Chicago : Encyclopædia Britannica, ©1952 (OCoLC)988860168
ISBN 0852291639
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