PURGATORY - DANTE
The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri during the 1300's. The poem allegorically represents the soul's journey toward God. It is divided into three books in which the author is guided through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. In this part of the Divine Comedy, Dante travels through Purgatory guided as he is in "Inferno" by Virgil. This edition is translated by Anthony Esolen and includes an appendix of key sources and extensive endnotes. Paperback. 497 pages.