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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (41,048 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dante Alighieri Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The most famous of the three canticles that compose The Divine Comedy, “Inferno” describes Dante’s descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, Dante must ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of all—for it is only by encountering Satan himself, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.

This version of the classic poem is the translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poem’s first American translator.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Geoff | 2/19/2014

    " There was nothing funny about this book. I only made it to the 30th cantu of Inferno. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ruth Hyland | 2/15/2014

    " really had a hard time listening to this. I gave up after the first book and didn't finish the other one. i see why it was the dark ages. the book's whole focus was all the ways people were gonna pay for their 'sins'. I prefer to see it as all the ways people will be rewarded for all their good. my favorite quote (not from this book) is something about how Christ came to redeem the world not to condemn it. In the dark ages it seems the whole focus was on the negative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anne | 2/10/2014

    " Complex to Read but major worldwide masterpiece "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darci | 2/2/2014

    " Re-reading this one. Its one of those books that you get more out of each time you read it. "

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