The Divine Comedy Dante's medieval masterpiece "The Divine Comedy" describes the Author's journey through the levels of Hell (Inferno) and Purgatory (Purgatorio) with the Ancient Roman poet Virgil as his guide; and then into Heaven (Paradiso), guided but his departed Love Beatrice.
In the 'Inferno' Dante witnesses the souls of sinners enduring astonishing torments and miseries that befit the sins of their lives, all under the yoke of Lucifer in the lowest level of Hell.
In 'Purgatorio', the souls of the departed attempt to ascend the nine levels of Mount Purgatory, to gain access to the Garden of Eden at the Summit, and then beyond it the gates of Heaven.
"Paradiso" also contains nine levels, above which is the Empyrean Realm, containing the very essence of God.
This epic poem had a profound effect on its medieval readers, and was instrumental in forming and propagating the Medieval Christian concept of Sin, Heaven and Hell.
This beautiful ebook contains dozens of colour illustrations by the celebrated Romantic artist and poet William Blake, as well as the complete text to all three books of Dante's 'Divine Comedy'.