Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321)
was born to the influential Alighieri family
of Florence. His father was a White Guelph and his mother
died when Danta was a very young child.
At the age of nine he met a girl called
Beatrice Portinari, whom he was captivated with for at least
the next decade. When she died in 1290, Dante immersed himself
to philosophical studies.
His “The Divine Comedy”
tells of Dante’s journey through Hell,
Purgatory and Paradise. It is considered the central epic
poem of Italian literature and one of the greatest literary
works to come out of the Middle Ages.
Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of
The Dante Alighieri unabridged classic books,
included on the Literary Classics CD are:
- THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE HELL
- THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE PARADISE
- THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE PURGATORY