Inferno by Larry Niven Book Summary:
After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he's taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin--recast for the present day.
Inferno Book Summary:
Inferno is the first part of the long journey which continues through redemption to revelation-through Purgatory and Paradise-and, in this translation prepared especially for audiobook, his images are as vivid as when the poem was first written in the early years of the 14th cnetury. With music of the period. Unabridged in a new translation by Benedict Flynn.
Inferno by Dante Book Summary:
"As poetry, Mr. Zappulla's English Dante is successful--. The power of Dante's descriptive poetry should be apparent, and that is perhaps the highest compliment one can pay a translator."--Washington TimesIn this new rendition of a timeless classic, Italian scholar Elio Zappulla captures the majesty and enduring power of the Inferno, the first of the three canticles of Dante's The Divine Comedy, unarguably one of the masterpieces of world literature. Rendering Dante's terza rima into lyrical blank verse, Zappulla's translation makes accessible to the modern reader the journey of the famed Florentine poet Dante through the nine circles of hell. With Virgil at his side, the great poet descends through horrific landscapes of the damned--dark forests, boiling muck, and burning plains filled with unspeakable punishment, lamentation, and terror--depicted with gruesome detail unmatched in all literature. Richly annotated, this translation takes even the first-time reader on a truth-seeking journey whose imaginative and psychological discoveries make clear why this work persists at the heart of Western culture."If Dante's Inferno is a cautionary tale of the history of human depravity, it is also an amazingly complex narrative, treating timeless ethical themes, medieval philosophy and religion, tendentious political issues and deeply personal events."--San Diego Union-Tribune
Inferno by Dante Alighieri Book Summary:
Considered by many to be the greatest work ever written in Italian and among the finest in any language, Dante Alighieri stands in history as a genius of words. Much of the modern, popular conception of hell is due to the words of Dante, who no doubt never meant it as a literal description, but a spiritual allegory. Regardless of the fictional content, there is truth within this work that is fit for the scholar, the mystic or simply the curious. “There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.."
Inferno by Karen Harper Book Summary:
Two years after losing her husband in a rampaging wildfire, bush pilot Lauren Taylor is confronted by the chilling reality that the mysterious stranger she has flown into her isolated hometown of Vermillion, Montana, bears a striking resemblance to a serial arsonist wanted by the FBI and that he has vanished into the nearby, tinder-dry forests. Original.
Inferno by Dan Brown Book Summary:
In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.From the Hardcover edition.
Into the Inferno (Inferno Series Book 1) by Anna Kay Book Summary:
Grayson and Beatrice try to survive a rescue attempt of Beatrice’s father, Dan Lyte a world renowned scientist, but it goes from bad to hopeless. They find themselves at the Gates of Hell with no choice but to enter the devil’s abode. Traveling deep into the darkness of the inferno, Grayson and Beatrice are met with agonizing pain, unthinkable temptation, and unsurmountable confrontation. They know that they might not be strong enough to survive, yet despite a complete lack of hope, they refuse to give up.