Dante's Hell

Dante's Hell : Cantos I to X; A Literal Metrical Translation, with Notes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Dante's Hell: Cantos I to X; A Literal Metrical Translation, With Notes Dante finds himself astray in a dismal wood, where he passes a night of mortal terror, of which he will speak, that he may relate his escape, and what he saw of that hell underlying our human nature, where he learned the causes of all our woe. He reaches a hill, whose summit is all aglow with the sunlight, and which he begins to ascend. He is met by a panther, which seeks to divert him from the undertaking; and is at last driven back by a lion and a she-wolf. Virgil comes to his assistance, and tells him there will be no passing up the mountain that way, for the she-wolf, till the greyhound comes and chases her from the earth; that he will however conduct him another way; show him the eternal depths, whence misery springs; and leave him on the borders of Para dise, in the charge of a higher spirit, who shall guide him to the eternal heights, the cause and principle of every joy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 17 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243322941
  • 9780243322947