The Penguin Book of Hell

The Penguin Book of Hell

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Synopsis

Journey into the underworld through three thousand years of visions of hell, from the ancient Near East to modern America

From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll take a ferry ride with Aeneas to Hades, across the river Acheron; meet the Devil as imagined by a twelfth-century Irish monk - a monster with a thousand giant hands; wander the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno and witness the debates that raged in Victorian England when new scientific advances cast doubt on the idea of an eternal hereafter. Drawing upon religious poetry, epics, theological treatises, stories of miracles and accounts of saints' lives, this fascinating volume of hellscapes illuminates how Hell has long haunted us, in both life and death.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143131625
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 202.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 279
Weight: 236g
Height: 195mm
Width: 175mm
Spine width: 21mm