Dante in the Gloomy Wood

Gustave Doré (1832-83), artist

Ausnand, engraver


Source: The Divine Comedy: The Inferno

The more usual translation of the epic's opening lines is “dark wood,” as in Sinclair's prose version: “In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood.”

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Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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