Describing Dante’s descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, ‘Inferno’ depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing 1 or more of 7 deadly sins. As he descends through 9 concentric circles of increasingly agonising torture, Dante encounters doomed souls.

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Dante’s dramatic journey through the circles of hell in search of redemption – and his encounter with devils, monsters and the souls of some of the greatest sinners who ever walked on earth – is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time.Inferno, the first part of Dante’s Comedy, is presented here in a new verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, together with the original text facing, extensive notes, illustrations and a critical apparatus focusing on the author’s life and works.