I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

SATAN SPEAKS WITH SIN AND DEATH: PARADISE LOST - GUSTAVE DORE

SATAN SPEAKS WITH SIN AND DEATH: PARADISE LOST - GUSTAVE DORE

The Ice was All Around - from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Gustave Dore (Jonnard, engraver)

The Ice was All Around - from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Gustave Dore (Jonnard, engraver)

"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

gustave doré la vision des ossements desséchés 1865 detail

gustave doré la vision des ossements desséchés 1865 detail

Satan holds a meeting for his legions of demons inside the enormous palace called Pandaemonium, the Capitol of Hell. Illustrated by Gustave Dore.

Satan holds a meeting for his legions of demons inside the enormous palace called Pandaemonium, the Capitol of Hell. Illustrated by Gustave Dore.

DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) An Angel Appears to Balaam (Num 23:15-35), (detail, inv.) 1866 Engraving

DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) An Angel Appears to Balaam (Num 23:15-35), (detail, inv.) 1866 Engraving

Gustave Dore  - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.

Gustave Dore - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.

Gustave Dore - Dante My distant relative is Gustave Dore, he illustrated many pictures in books including the bible and the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ~Michele Dore-Cannon

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

Gustave Dore - Dante My distant relative is Gustave Dore, he illustrated many pictures in books including the bible and the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ~Michele Dore-Cannon

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