The Divine Comedy, Vol. II: Purgatory

The Divine Comedy, Vol. II: Purgatory

by Dante Alighieri

ISBN-10: 0140444424
ISBN-13: 9780140444421
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Edition: 2nd edition - 1985

Book Description
In the second volume of his definitive translation of The Divine Comedy, Mark Musa again brings his poetic sensitivity and skill as a translator and annotator to the difficult task of making Dante’s masterpiece vital for English-speaking readers.

In Purgatory, Dante deals with the origins of sin as he struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory on his arduous journey towards God. In Musa’s fine idiomatic translation - complete with prose introductions, bibliography and glossary - Dante comes alive as the universal poet - sublime, grim, intellectual, simple, humorous, tender and ecstatic.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.