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Inferno (Dante)

Inferno (pronounced [imˈfɛrno]; Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth; it is the "realm ... of those who have rejected spiritual values by yielding to bestial appetites or violence, or by perverting their human intellect to fraud or malice against their fellowmen". As an allegory, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul toward God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.

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Inferno by Dan Brown

If you are a fan of Dante or his work, The Divine Comedy, especially, Inferno, then you should definitely read this book by Dan Brown! Who has read this book?

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A rendition of Dante's Hell. Dante knew that the world was not flat. (original source: jballi.qwriting.org)

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