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 I: Hell (The Divine Comedy #1)User Review - Chas Bayfield - Goodreads
I wish I could read old Italian. 20 years ago I even took an Italian class specifically because I wanted to read this book. Still, life (and work) got in the way and here I am with an English ... Read full review
Review: The Divine Comedy I: 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