The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

The book is an epic poem that takes the reader on a profound journey through the nine circles of Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. The narrative follows the author's alter ego as he embarks on a quest for salvation, encountering the souls of the damned and witnessing the divine justice meted out for their earthly sins. The vivid and often harrowing depictions of the torments suffered by the inhabitants of the underworld serve as an allegory for the spiritual trials that individuals must overcome. This journey is not only a personal one but also represents the soul's path towards God, exploring themes of morality, redemption, and the nature of sin.

The 4677th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 90

Since this book was first published in 1308, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 90.0.

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