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Meet Gustave Doré, the Man Who Shaped Our Vision of Hell

In the early 14th century, Italian poet Dante Alighieri began work on his “Divina Commedia“, the Divine Comedy, which was comprised of three separate but interwoven tales: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The story follows Dante as he is walks through the afterlife with the Roman poet Virgil as his guide, starting on the night before […]
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