Hell: An Illustrated History of the Nether World

Front Cover
Conari Press, 1996 - Religion - 93 pages
2 Reviews
The author delves into the artistic, social, political and historical anomaly of Hell, and offers explanations and explorations of the ways in which the mythical region is inhabited by the tortured and unfulfilled. This book looks at cultural perceptions of Hell throughout the ages, from the Hades of the ancient Greeks to the vast seven-storied hell of the Swahilis. Full-color illustrations.

What people are saying - Write a review

Hell: An Illustrated History of the Netherworld

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Knight, a scholar of medieval literature and modern poetry, has put together biographical sketches of 36 women--designated as precursors, muses, writers, or artists--who participated in the Beat ... Read full review

Review: Hell: An Illustrated History of the Netherworld

User Review  - Dan Verkys - Goodreads

Quite interesting, but I found I had to really focus to get through it (not a failing of the book, just my attention span) lovely illustrations. Read full review

References to this book

About the author (1996)

Richard Craze is the author of several books on astrology, sexuality, and herbal medicine. Among them is Mix & Match Chinese Astrology, also published by Barron's.

Bibliographic information