"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.
"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
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th May 2013
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18