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Composed in the early fourteenth century, The Divine Comedy is one of the most enduring of all Christian allegories: the story of a lover who must confront the visions of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise on the quest to find his lost lady. Here Dante, with the spirit of Virgil to guide him, enters Hell and faces an arduous journey towards a deeper understanding of God.
Paperback, Penguin 60s Classics, 56 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Penguin
(first published 1315)
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