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The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

1. 01 Inferno: Canto I – Canto V
2. 02 Inferno: Canto VI – Canto X
3. 03 Inferno: Canto XI – Canto XV
4. 04 Inferno: Canto XVI – Canto XX
5. 05 Inferno: Canto XXI – Canto XXV
6. 06 Inferno: Canto XXVI – Canto XXX
7. 07 Inferno: Canto XXXI – Canto XXXIV
8. 08 Purgatory: Canto I – Canto V
9. 09 Purgatory: Canto VI – Canto XI
10. 10 Purgatory: Canto XII – Canto XVI
11. 11 Purgatory: Canto XVII – Canto XXI
12. 12 Purgatory: Canto XXII – Canto XXVII
13. 13 Purgatory: Canto XXVIII – Canto XXXIII
14. 14 Paradise: Canto I – Canto V
15. 15 Paradise: Canto VI – Canto XI
16. 16 Paradise: Canto XII – Canto XVI
17. 17 Paradise: Canto XVII – Canto XXI
18. 18 Paradise: Canto XXII – Canto XXVII
19. 19 Paradise: Canto XXVIII – Canto XXXIII

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Summary

The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.The Divine Comedy is composed of three canticas (or “cantiche”) — Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) — composed each of 33 cantos (or “canti”). The very first canto serves as an introduction to the poem and is generally not considered to be part of the first cantica, bringing the total number of cantos to 100.The poet tells in the first person his travel through the three realms of the dead, lasting during the Easter Triduum in the spring of 1300.

Reviews

Jd

The narration I did love, but tough to follow it was. For the writer writes like Yoda speaks, and five minutes of listening felt like weeks.

RSN

- Great

Such a great and enthralling poem. The narration is wonderful too.

Swati

A dip in the depths of deep deep philosophy... stirring. Came to know about it through Inferno by Dan Brown! Downloading to actually listen to it finally! Thanks for it!

Excellent reading. Very pleasant to listen to.

Jane

What a beautiful narrating voice. Thanks a bunch!