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Extended Audio Sample The Inferno from The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri
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Abandon all hope you who enter here. Dante's Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is lead down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth. The Inferno is the first part of the long journey which continues through redemption to revelation - through Purgatory and Paradise - and, in this translation prepared especially for audio, his images are as vivid as when the poem was first written in the early years of the 14th century.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cristina1961 | 2/13/2014

    " I just remember when I read Dante's Inferno many years ago thinking that we are all doomed to hell no matter how we lived our lives on Earth. Where was this forgiving God that I had been taught about for so many years in Catechism. Thank goodness my perspective has changed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan | 2/6/2014

    " Musa's commentary at the end of each canto is very helpful and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John | 2/5/2014

    " Straordinario il commento di Sapegno alla Divina Commedia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wolfbane | 2/1/2014

    " This book is the foundation of how we perceive hell. It is fascinating to read and very epic. "

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