I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)
Gustave Dore - Dante My distant relative is Gustave Dore, he illustrated many pictures in books including the bible and the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ~Michele Dore-Cannon
David with head of Goliath by Gustave Dore
SATAN SPEAKS WITH SIN AND DEATH: PARADISE LOST - GUSTAVE DORE
The Ice was All Around - from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Gustave Dore (Jonnard, engraver)
Gustav Dore | The Fourth Horseman: Death.
"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" Divine Comedy, Inferno by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
Camelot, by Gustave Doré. 1868. Painted for "Idylls of the King" by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
The Gnarled Monster by Gustave Dore, 1870
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Illustrated by Gustave Dorè