Penguin Book of Hell, The

Scott G. Bruce

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 28th Mar '19

£11.99

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Description

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

Additional information

Weight 0.235 kg
Dimensions 20 × 128 × 198 mm
Page Count 320