In this episode of Literary Tales, we begin the first of a three part 20 minute episode series covering Dante’s Divine Comedy. This episode focuses on The Inferno and the role of rediscovering love in the midst of Hell in order to escape its deadly clutches.

William Adolphe Bouguereau, “Dante and Virgil in Hell,” 1850.
Eugene Delacroix, “The Barque of Dante,” 1822.
Gustave Doré, the famous French artist, made engravings for Dante’s Divine Comedy which are commonly reprinted in most illustrated inclusions of Dante’s epic masterpiece. Here is an engraving of Francesca and Paolo in the the Circle of Lust.
Gustave Doré’s etching of Dante and Virgil crossing the River Styx.
Gustave Doré’s etching of Dante and Virgil in the Sixth Circle of Hell looking at the tombs of the heretics.
Gustave Doré’s etching of Dante and Virgil in the Seventh Circle of Hell, those who commit crimes against Nature.
Gustave Doré depicting Dante and Virgil in the Eighth Circle of Hell.
Gustave Doré etching of Dante and Virgil and in the Final Circle of Hell observing Satan chewing on Brutus, Cassius, and Judas in a frozen (loveless) lake.

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