I Loved This Book’s Setting

I will admit, this book (and it’s 2 accompanying sequels) are not for everyone, but they are books that should be read for the pleasure of reading. The contemporary reader will not know the back stories behind some of the names and places, but with a good editor, all of that will will be mitigated.

As you read “The Inferno” (and hopefully “Purgatory” and “Paradise”, you can’t help but be drawn into the pictures that Dante creates with his words. These images have resonated with artists throughout the centuries and even though they are allegorical for the political situation of his time, they are still awe-inspiringly beautiful, terrible, and humbling.

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