Author(s): Dante Alighieri; J. G. Nichols (Translator)
On the evening of Good Friday 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 persons from history as he witnesses the strange and gruesome sufferings of the damned on the seven levels of hell. This is Dante's infamously dramatic, frightening, and sardonic look at the nature of sin, Christianity, and human morality.
'For sheer liveliness, combined with accuracy and closeness to the text, it will be hard to rival.' A.N. Wilson 'J.G. Nichols has done superb translations of Inferno and Purgatory.' The Financial Times
Born in Florence, Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is the zenith of medieval knowledge and a paragon of poetic imagination. Its first part, Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all time.