"Dante was the first to sing of heaven and hell, not as the dreams of mythological fiction, but as the objects of a real faith." -Edmund Dorr Griffin
Dante has gone through both hell and purgatory. Now, he is led by his beloved muse, the lady Beatrice, through the nine spheres of heaven to reach the beatific vision of God. Both deeply political and deeply mystical, an inspiration for poets and individual readers alike, Dante’s final installment in this great poem is full of dazzling images, spectacular poetic triumphs, and a surprisingly heartfelt and quaint as Dante finds the love of God reflected in both the cosmos and in the eyes of a lady.
This Canon Classic has edified seven centuries (and counting) of readers, who use its images to better understand the Christian life. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This edition does not feature a worldview guide or introduction.
AUTHOR: Dante Alighieri
TRANSLATOR: C.E. Wheeler
PAGE COUNT: 228 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-71-4
PUB. DATE: December 10, 2019 (translation first published in 1911)
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