Dante's Inferno

Paperback | May 27, 2013

byDante Alighieri

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"I found myself on the edge of that profound pit of pain / that reservoir of endless tears."
Inferno, IV, 8-9

Welcome to hell.

On Good Friday evening in the year 1300, Dante finds himself lost in a dark and menacing wood. The ghost of Virgil offers to lead him to safety but the path lies through the terrifying kingdom of Satan. On his journey deep into the underworld, Dante crosses paths with both old acquaintances and famous characters from history as he witnesses the strange and gruesome sufferings of the damned.

Written while Dante was in exile and under threat of being burned at the stake, this dramatic, frightening and, at times, sardonically humorous vision of hell still has the power to shock and horrify.

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"I found myself on the edge of that profound pit of pain / that reservoir of endless tears."Inferno, IV, 8-9 Welcome to hell.On Good Friday evening in the year 1300, Dante finds himself lost in a dark and menacing wood. The ghost of Virgil offers to lead him to safety but the path lies through the terrifying kingdom of Satan. On his jo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.82 × 5.11 × 0.62 inPublished:May 27, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099583429

ISBN - 13:9780099583424

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Rendition of Eternal Damnation Hell in poetic verse written by a master of said medium. What more do you need?
Date published: 2016-11-24

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• "Energetic, racy, rude and lyrical...buy this translation and spend a damn good season in hell." --Independent 

   • "A tour de force, alive, immediate, energetic and very moving." --A.S. Byatt 

   • "Excellent. Dante's vision vibrates again in all its original colour.The effect is dazzling." --Independent on Sunday