The Divine Comedy Volume 1 Inferno Author:Dante Alighieri Dante's epic is presented in this new, sumptuous and delightful clothbound edition. Describing Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, "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 co... more »ncentric circles of increasingly agonising 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 ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of all. For it is only by encountering Satan, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.« less
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