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)

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) #classic #dark #forest

"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest," Divine Comedy, Inferno, illustrated by Gustave Doré -

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

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

Dore's scenes for lighting and dramatic mood. The Inferno, Canto 10 (Gustave Dore' Illustration)

All is not lost; the unconquerable Will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome? That Glory never shall his wrath or might [ 110 ] Extort from me. John Milton

"Satan speaks with Sin and Death: 'Paradise Lost'", Illustration by Paul Gustave Dorè.

La vision des ossements desséchés – Gustave Doré (Détail, 1865) #undead #skeletons

Gustave Dore ~”The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones”, 1866

Gustave DORE

The Divine Comedy, Purgatorio, Canto 9 by Gustave Doré. Dante Carried Away by an Eagle.

CountStGermain — “the neophyte” by gustave dore

CountStGermain — “the neophyte” by gustave dore

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