Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 0.92 × 7.81 × 5.13 in
Published: April 1, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1849310777
ISBN - 13: 9781849310772
From the Publisher
Inferno was finished around 1314 (the story is set in 1300) and is the first part of the epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. Inferno, Italian for Hell, tells the story of Dante's journey through Hell guided by the poet Virgil. There are nine circles in Dante's Hell and these are: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and finally Treachery. The Divine Comedy is an allegory representing the journey of the soul towards God with the first volume, Inferno, depicting the recognition and rejection of sin.
About the Author
Dante (real name Durante) Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in 1265. His family belonged to the lower aristocracy and were not considered wealthy. He was married to Gemma Donati in 1285. But his real love was Beatrice Portinari. She was a major influcenc in his live and it was her untimely death in 1290 that led Dante to write his first book of verse entitled Vita Nuova which detailed his tragic and distant love for Beatrice. It is also notable that this book was written in Italian when, at that time, most other works were in Latin. It is Beatrice's character, representing Divine Enlightenment, that guides Dante in his journey through Paradiso (Heaven). Dante's other works include: Convivio, Monarchia, De Vulgari Eloquentia. He died from a fever in Ravenna, Italy in 1320.