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The Divine Comedy (Edit: AKA Dante's Inferno) - August 13th 2009, 03:25 PM

I'm kind of wondering if anyone here has read The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri? Or if they've heard of it and what people think about it.

I've had an interest in it for a while and recently got a copy of the first book, which is Part 1: Hell. (Incidentally, it seems to be the only part of The Divine Comedy that anyone knows about )

I hope no one has posted about this already... I did search the forum but I had no results (which is odd because I think there was one for the game which is coming out soon)



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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 13th 2009, 08:52 PM

I started reading it but never finished it; not because I didn't like it but because I got caught up into other stuff. It is a good read but it takes some time and depending on the version you got (because there are different versions) it might take longer.

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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 13th 2009, 09:07 PM

I don't want to seem dense by asking this, but is that just another version of Dante's Inferno? If so, then yes. And it was enjoyed


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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 14th 2009, 06:43 AM

The title "Dante's Inferno" is often more commonly used. However "inferno" would simply refer to the book about Hell, and disregards the other 2 books of the series.



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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 14th 2009, 06:44 AM

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Dante's Inferno is the nickname for Part one of Dante's Divine Comedy


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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 15th 2009, 03:24 AM

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Dante's Inferno is the nickname for Part one of Dante's Divine Comedy
Ahh, and the mystery is explained! Haha, thanks The other two are about purgatory and salvation, right? The only one I read was the inferno, but from what I've heard it's the most interesting of the three.


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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 15th 2009, 07:42 PM

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Ahh, and the mystery is explained! Haha, thanks The other two are about purgatory and salvation, right? The only one I read was the inferno, but from what I've heard it's the most interesting of the three.
Yeah, part 2 is Purgatory and part 3 is Paradise


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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 22nd 2009, 02:14 AM

book wasn't really funny at all...
   
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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 22nd 2009, 02:43 AM

i loved that book! it was really interesting
and it was just brillent!
its a good read!
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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 22nd 2009, 03:19 AM

I heard about the book two years ago in my world history class when we were learning about revolutionary thinkers, and I was interested and did some google searches on it, but I haven't gotten around to reading it.
Though I must admit, it seems like an interesting read.


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Re: The Divine Comedy (Book) - August 22nd 2009, 03:28 AM

I read this last year, though I'm not sure if we read the whole thing or just the Inferno. Nonetheless it was pretty good...defiantly an interesting read


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