Dante's "Inferno": A Retelling in Prose

By David Bruce

  • Release Date: 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Literary
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Dante's "Inferno": A Retelling in Prose David Bruce Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

I would like to see my retellings of classic literature used in schools, so I give permission to the country of Finland (and all other countries) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to the state of Texas (and all other states) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to all teachers to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever.

Teachers need not actually teach my retellings. Teachers are welcome to give students copies of my eBook as background material. For example, if they are teaching Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” teachers are welcome to give students copies of my “Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’: A Retelling in Prose” and tell students, “Here’s another ancient epic you may want to read in your spare time.”

Suppose that you have messed up your life so badly that you are in danger of going to Hell. Suppose further that a deceased loved one tries to save your soul by getting permission for you to travel through Hell and see how the damned are tormented. You get to see how the unrepentant sinners are justly punished for the sins they have committed. You also are able to talk to some of the sinners. All of this is a last-ditch effort to educate you enough that you will know how to live so that you can stay out of Hell when you die. But the sinners are not on your side. They tell self-serving stories and leave out important information. Nevertheless, you can learn something from the sinners you talk to. Can you see through the sinners’ self-serving stories and learn what you need to know to stay out of the Inferno after you die?

At the beginning of Dante’s INFERNO, Dante the Pilgrim is in the dark wood of error and cannot find his way out. But help is coming.

The INFERNO is one-third of Dante's THE DIVINE COMEDY, which consists of the INFERNO, PURGATORY, and PARADISE. THE DIVINE COMEDY is also available in a Kindle edition and may be purchased at Amazon.

This is retelling of Dante's "Inferno" in novel form.

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  • Dante's inferno

    By george lucas was better
    Supposedly one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written....ok Well the author of this book does a good job telling the story in a way that makes sense. But is it the greatest literature ever written... Not in my humble opinion. I give it 3 stars.
  • A very introspective look on people who are addicts and alcoholics

    By airplane_mechboy
    As a recovering alcoholic and addict I found the book to be extremely introspective and enlightening for the fact that in the past as a practicing alcoholic and addict I could empathize with no only the sinners in this story but also the sin itself and has helped me to open my eyes more not only as a human being, but also as a recovering alcoholic and addict. It opened my eyes to what I was and also what I should strive to be but more importantly what I should strive not to be. As the story explained the sinners sins and the appropriate punishment for said sin I took it quite figuratively of what and how an alcoholic punishes themselves and often condemns themselves to be punished forever for their sins due to the poor self imagine that comes with being an addict and alcoholic. After all what I took away from this story was, the kingdom of god is within man, but quite equally so is hell or the inferno. A person has the free will to choose to live in paradise through hard work and an honest and good life, or can choose hell by taking part in the seven deadly sins and condemning themselves consciencly or un-consciencly. The point is if you are still alive it is never too late to change. If you live by your hour then it is where you begin that counts. Not where you end. Thank you for this amazing story. I look forward to reading The Divine Comedy now with a better understanding of it.
  • Such a good book

    By Vita :)
    I give this a five star!!! Because this book is amazing!!! I couldn't put this book down!!!every word caught my attention I recommend this book to those who are older than 10 though couse it has some cussing but aside from that it is an amazing book.
  • Fun and entertaining

    By 3080mw
    I've always been fascinated by people's depictions of hell and other fictitious places, very fun and entertaining.
  • Amazing

    By nothankyou12345678
    I loved it! Great read! Was deep, but in a good way!

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