The first Italian classic from Real Reads is our wonderfully-retold version of the first part of Dante’s great epic, told in prose and terza rima by Isabel Coe and illustrated by the talented Italian illustrator Elena Menga.
‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here.’
Dante, our young, naive hero, has woken from a deep sleep to find himself in a cold, dark wood. Before he can begin to work out where he is, his path is blocked by a leopard, a lion and a she-wolf. Things get worse from here, and our pilgrim finds himself on a journey through the very depths of Hell. Why is he here, and will he ever make it out alive?
During his journey, Dante meets the worst sinners imaginable and witnesses how God punishes them.
Although they writhe and wail in tortured agony, he must remain strong, for he has to make it through or he may find himself lost in this dismal place forever.
Who will Dante meet on his journey, and what will he learn?
© Real Reads 2013