Dante Alighieri was a 13th-14th Century Italian Poet and Statesman. The Divine Comedy depicts Dante's own journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, guided by the Roman Poet Virgil. Fully titled Divina Commedia, it is split in to the sections; Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso.
This Little Black Classic is the prefect place to start if you wish to discover whether Dante is right for you. It features a selection of Cantos (verses in a poem) taken from Inferno, the passage that Dante takes through the nine circles of Hell. It features degrading, desolate and destitute imagery of all those who have fallen and left Earth to burn for eternity in damnation.
Beautifully written as most of these LBCs are, there is probably no piece of work that has so captivated and influenced writers so much as Dante's Divina Commedia.