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The Divine Comedy, Vol. 1 by Dante Alighieri
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, omnibus, print
Read 2 times. Last read October 25, 2019 to November 6, 2019.

I enjoyed this imaginary epic trip through hell again following Dante following Virgil. I still don't know much Italian history, making me thankful as in previous reads for the footnotes. While I wouldn't call Inferno helpful for Christian doctrine, I definitely think it works for deepening Christian devotion.

Read again in December 2016 as part of reading the entire Divine Comedy in Omnibus V.

2014: Entertaining and frustrating. Entertaining, not in the sense of amusement, but in the sense of focusing attention on the many deserved punishments of sin, even if only imagined by the poet. Frustrating because I know so little history in order to fully appreciate all the allusions. Thankful for the many notes by Musa.

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Reading Progress

April 3, 2014 – Started Reading
April 3, 2014 – Shelved
April 3, 2014 – Shelved as: fiction
April 3, 2014 – Shelved as: omnibus
April 3, 2014 – Shelved as: print
April 30, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 25, 2019 – Started Reading
November 6, 2019 – Finished Reading

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