De Vulgari Eloquentia, on the origin and development of language
De Monarchia, on political theory
Convivio, unfinished, a compendium of knowledge
Vita Nuova, lyric poems and commentary
Commedia , dubbed The Divine Comedy in the 16th century, written from 1307-21. Relates a symbolic pilgrimage through Hell, Purgatory, & Heaven undertaken by the fictitious pilgrim Dante beginning the evening before Good Friday, 1300.