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Divine Comedy: Purgatory

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Author: Dante Alighieri
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,955 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.8
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,081 2011
Genre: Poetry

Translated by Norton

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orporeal semblance of Souls after death.--The Seventh Ledge:the Lustful.--The mode of their Purification.

CANTO XXVI. Seventh Ledge: the Lustful.--Sinners in the fire, going in opposite directions.--Guido Guinicelli.--Arnaut Daniel.

CANTO XXVII. Seventh Ledge: the Lustful.--Passage through the Flames.--Stairway in the rock.--Night upon the stairs.--Dream of Dante.--Morning.--Ascent to the Earthly Paradise.--Last words of Virgil.

CANTO XXVIII. The Earthly Paradise.--The Forest.--A Lady
gathering flowers on the bank of a little stream.--Discourse with her concerning the nature of the place.

CANTO XXIX. The Earthly Paradise.--Mystic Procession or Triumph of the Church.

CANTO XXX. The Earthly Paradise.--Beatrice appears.--Departure of Virgil.--Reproof of Dante by Beatrice.

CANTO XXXI. The Earthly Paradise.--Reproachful discourse of Beatrice, and confession of Dante.--Passage of Lethe.--Appeal of the Virtues to Beatrice.--Her Unveiling.

CANTO XXXII. The Earthly Paradise.--Ret



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