The Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics) (Paperback)

The Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics) By Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Translator), Julia Conaway Bondanella (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781593082192
ISBN-10: 1593082193
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date: May 26th, 2005
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics