Inferno is the first part of the epic poem: The Divine Comedy, one of the greatest works of western literature. In inferno, Dante imagines the afterlife by representing his own travel through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. Along with stirring adventures and boundless imagination are Dante's reflections on spirituality and the nature of faith and reason in the world. As an allegory, Inferno represents the recognition and rejection of sin in ones journey of the soul towards God.
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was an Italian poet. Born in Florence, Dante was raised in a family loyal to the Guelphs, a political faction in support of the Pope and embroiled in violent conflict with the opposing Ghibellines, who supported the Holy Roman Emperor. Promised in marriage to Gemma di Manetto Donati at the age of 12, Dante had already fallen in love with Beatrice Portinari, whom he would represent as a divine figure and muse in much of his poetry.
Pub Date: 2018
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches