The Divine Comedy - Hell
Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers - who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in Dante's life. In this first part of his Divine Comedy, Dante fused satire and humour with intellect and soaring passion to create an immortal Christian allegory of mankind's search for self-knowledge and spiritual enlightenment.
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Review: The Divine Comedy:1 Hell (The Divine Comedy #1)User Review - Margaret Norwood - Goodreads
I cannot recommend this translation highly enough. Dorothy Sayers' English text is clear and easy to read while being passionate and beautiful. She maintains the "terza rima" of the original, and ... Read full review
Review: The Divine Comedy:1 Hell (The Divine Comedy #1)User Review - Richard - Goodreads
The amazing intellectual architectural structure of theme and allegory is certainly enormously impressive! It has the complexity of a literary cathedral and there is nothing to equal it in European ... Read full review