Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)
Dante's epic-in a stunning new clothbound edition. Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, the Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine... show more
Dante's epic-in a stunning new clothbound edition. Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, the Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicide Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, the poet must journey with Virgil to the heart of Hell-for it is only by encountering Satan that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.
Publish date: November 25th 2010
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 462
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Italian Literature
Series: The Divine Comedy -3 (#1)
It's Book Circle day, and also the 24th day of the Doubleday UK meme which invites one to consider which book is most reminiscent of that dread and drear individual, The English Teacher. http://tinyurl.com/la754n4 It's poetry. The ***ONLY*** reason I read poetry is that it's somehow assigned rea...
The Inferno is one of those books that everyone talks about, but very few people seem to have actually read. It’s a classic of the highest order, and after having read it myself, I have to say I agree with that verdict. It is genuinely magnificently written, and I have both Dante and John Ciardi to ...
Dante's lively, conical hell is vivacious, and his story is presented as history, allowing its spiritual and philosophical significance to emerge unforced. It offers a nuanced view of human action, thought, character and judgement, as well as the role of divine justice.All this might seem unappealin...
Eerste zin: "Op het midden van den weg onzes levens, hervond ik mij in een donker woud, omdat de Rechte Weg verloren was." P. 99: "Er is een plaats in de Hel, genaamd de Buidelen des kwaads, geheel van steen van de kleur van ijzerroest eveneens als de cirkel, die haar van rondom omgeeft." Laatste ...