Publisher description for The inferno / Dante Alighieri ; translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; with an introduction and notes by Peter Bondanella ; illustrations by Gustave Dor‚e.


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“All hope abandon, ye who enter in!” The horrors of Hell have never sounded so wretched as when Dante sung them in his Inferno. In his verses, the rings of Hell comprise a vast factory dedicated to subjecting the multitude of condemned souls to every torment and torture imaginable. The Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Dante’s Inferno includes the broody illustrations by Gustave Dore, as well as a map depicting Hell’s labrynthine geography.

Peter Bondanella is the Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian at Indiana University and a past President of the American Association for Italian Studies.

Includes Dore’s Illustrations


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