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c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

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Gustave Doré - Illustration de "La Divine Comédie" de Dante Alighieri - Le Paradis, Chant 14.

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“I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.” ― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

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Guy Denning - 'Dante (Paradiso preparatory sketch)’

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Dante and Beatrice meeting in Purgatory

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Gustav Dore... love it Angles, splendor, and worship... sweet!

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Paradiso - The Divine Comedy, Dante dore.artpassions.net: Gustave Dore

Gustave Dore: Heavenly host - Upon reaching the Ninth Heaven, the Primum Mobile, Dante and his guide Beatrice look upon the sparkling circles of the heavenly host.

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"You are immortal in a physical vessel which you decide is mortal. Your physical vessel does not need to die, but you have come to accept that it will, so it does." | Celestial Rose; Gustave Dore's illustration of heaven from Dante's Divine Comedy

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