Describing Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonising torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicide Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, the poet must ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of all. For it is only by encountering Satan, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin.
*NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING TOM HANKS AND FELICITY JONES* Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings. A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers. With only a few lines from Dante’s Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance’s most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat... Origin, the spellbinding new Robert Langdon thriller from Dan Brown, is out now
Many centuries ago... Fatally wounded by his father, Dante Sinclair has only hours left to destroy his family's tainted legacy before he succumbs to the poison coursing through him. Rigidly focused on his goal, he has no time for anything else, until he meets a sensual, tormented woman that calls to his soul in ways that strip him raw and derails him from his mission. Elisha, the princess of darkness, is willing to give up her life to save the world she loves, until Dante Sinclair robs her of the one tool she has to defeat the evil that courses through her veins. The darkness is closing in on them both, and the two tormented souls are torn from their chosen paths and thrust into a passionate whirlwind of sacrifice, betrayal, and devastating choices. "Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~J.R. Ward Books in the Order of the Blade series: Darkness Awakened Darkness Seduced Darkness Surrendered Forever in Darkness Darkness Reborn Darkness Arisen Darkness Unleashed Inferno of Darkness Darkness Possessed Shadows of Darkness Hunt the Darkness Darkness Revealed (Coming Soon!)
The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen . . . Nick has his driver's license and he's not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn't what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he's been told will ultimately kill him. But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it's the one that leaves your enemies confused. And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you? Inferno is the fourth book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Chronicles of Nick.
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives—an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad, some of whom resorted to cannibalism during the two-year siege; Japanese suicide pilots and American carrier crews—Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. He simultaneously traces the major developments—Hitler’s refusal to retreat from the Soviet Union until it was too late; Stalin’s ruthlessness in using his greater population to wear down the German army; Churchill’s leadership in the dark days of 1940 and 1941; Roosevelt’s steady hand before and after the United States entered the war—and puts them in real human context. Hastings also illuminates some of the darker and less explored regions under the war’s penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, during which the Finns fiercely and surprisingly resisted Stalin’s invading Red Army; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944, when at least one million people died in what turned out to be, in Nehru’s words, “the final epitaph of British rule” in India. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.
An introduction and notes accompany this classic epic poem about a spiritual pilgrim being led by Virgil through the nine circles of hell.
As stated in her introduction to Inferno, Ellen Datlow asked her favorite authors for stories that would "provide the reader with a frisson of shock, or a moment of dread so powerful it might cause the reader outright physical discomfort; or a sensation of fear so palpable that the reader feels compelled to turn on the bright lights and play music or seek the company of others to dispel the fear." Mission accomplished. Datlow has produced a collection filled with some of the most powerful voices in the field: Pat Cadigan, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Fowler, Glen Hirshberg, K. W. Jeter, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lucius Shepard, to name a few. Each author approaches fear in a different way, but all of the stories' characters toil within their own hell. An aptly titled anthology, Inferno will scare the pants off readers and further secure Ellen Datlow's standing as a preeminent editor of modern horror. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Inferno van Dan Brown is het vierde, duizelingwekkende avontuur van Robert Langdon, en het speelt zich af gedeeltelijk af in Florence. Het is nu verfilmd met Tom Hanks in de hoofdrol. Robert Langdon, hoogleraar kunstgeschiedenis en symboliek, moet het opnemen tegen een geniale wetenschapper die geobsedeerd is door het duistere meesterwerk Inferno van Dante en door het einde van de wereld. Langdon zal, samen met dokter Sienna Brooks, al zijn kennis van de verborgen doorgangen en oude geheimen van Florence moeten inzetten om te overleven en de mensheid te redden. In de thrillersuperleague is er ruimte voor slechts één kampioen en dat is Dan Brown.' Hebban.nl 'Langdons speurwerk aan de hand van Dantes Inferno is spannend en staat vol interessante feiten. Dit vierde avontuur overtuigt.' De Telegraaf
In July of 1943, British and American bombers launched an attack on the German city of Hamburg that was unlike anything the world had ever seen. For ten days they drenched the city with over 9,000 tons of bombs, with the intention of erasing it entirely from the map. The fires they created were so huge they burned for a month, and were visible for 200 miles. As those who survived emerged from their ruined cellars and air-raid shelters they were confronted with a unique vision of hell: a sea of flame that stretched to the horizon, the burnt-out husks of fire engines that had tried to rescue them, charcoaled corpses and roads that had become flaming rivers of melted tarmac. Using many new first-hand accounts and other material, Keith Lowe gives the human side of an inhuman story, and the result is an epic story of devastation and survival, and a much-needed reminder of the human face of war.
“The seal must not be broken. What’s inside must not get out.” The 10th century A.D. Fanatical Christians rebelling against the Pope dig deep into the Earth in a quest to find Hell. And for a thousand years, they kept on digging. The present day. A group of American college students stranded in England descend into an abandoned medieval mine, where they encounter a hellish nightmare world. Getting in was easy. Getting out will unleash Hell on Earth. Inferno: Go to Hell is fantasy horror trip through an underground world for fans of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, Jules Verne, Jeff Long The Descent, and James Rollins. [keywords: subterranean fiction, underground kingdom, dark fantasy, demons, ancient civilization]
`Er is geen hoop voor wie hier binnentreden , staat boven de poort van de hel. Met de Romeinse dichter Vergilius als gids daalt Dante af naar een plek waar slechts weinigen levend uit terugkeerden: de hel. Zijn meesterlijke beschrijvingen van de verschrikkingen in het Inferno vormen een blijvende inspiratie. Deze uitgave is voorzien van helder commentaar, waardoor de tekst voor iedereen begrijpelijk is.
22 mei 1967, een druilerige maandag. Anderlecht is pas kampioen geworden, Eddy Merckx rijdt zijn eerste grote wielerronde, Elvis Presley is net getrouwd en de oorlog in Vietnam escaleert. In de Brusselse Nieuwstraat lopen keurig geklede mannen en vrouwen rond. Voor hun inkopen hebben ze de grootwarenhuizen voor het uitkiezen. 13.20 uur. Een verkoopster ziet op de eerste verdieping van de majestueuze Innovation, een bouwwerk van architect Victor Horta, rook opkringelen uit de opslagplaats van de afdeling kinderkleding. Niemand kan op dat ogenblik vermoeden dat een van de grootste rampen uit de Belgische geschiedenis zich begint te voltrekken. Het vuur zal pas 323 slachtoffers later gedoofd worden. Vijftig jaar na de feiten reconstrueren Geert De Vriese en Frank Van Laeken de brand in de Innovation aan de hand van archiefmateriaal en gesprekken met overlevenden, nabestaanden en hulpverleners. Was het een ongeval? Brandstichting? Een aanslag? Het lijkt wel het scenario van een rampenfilm, maar het is echt gebeurd.
Hoe kom je in de hel? Vlak bij de supermarkt staat de bus, al wekt het verhaal van de chauffeur de indruk dat hij bij een eerdere gelegenheid verongelukt is. In de hel ligt Voorburg of Voorborgh, een onaantrekkelijk mijnstadje waar het altijd sneeuwt en waar het grauwe dagelijks leven slechts wordt onderbroken door duistere machinaties van diverse facties. Behalve de plaatsnaam herinnert er niet veel aan de hel: zo nu en dan een invalide met een afgeknotte vlerk, die nog aan de grote slag om Yperen heeft deelgenomen; ook zijn er excursies naar de helse kringen, maar daar blijken de martelingen in onbruik te zijn geraakt. Zelfs wordt een begin gemaakt met het verlossen van in beton gegotenen om medestanders te vinden in revanche-gedachten jegens de hemel. Maar als de hoofdpersoon na een verwarrende reis is aangekomen in het hotel waar God verblijft, blijken de vroegere vijanden in een naburig rusthuis te zitten. Inferno is ook een boek waarin de hoofdpersoon de helse, hemelse en in het algemeen religieuze bestanddelen van zijn eigen ziel op ongedwongen wijze de revue kan zien passeren. Wanneer de hoofdpersoon aan het verstilde slot van de roman afscheid neemt van God, doet hij dan ook tevens uitgeleide aan zichzelf. De rest is stilte.
After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he's taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin--recast for the present day. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Did the bombing of Japan's cities—culminating in the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—hasten the end of World War II? Edwin Hoyt, World War II scholar and author, argues against the U. S. justification of the bombing. In his new book, Inferno, Hoyt shows how the U. S. bombed without discrimination, hurting Japanese civilians far more than the Japanese military. Hoyt accuses Major General Curtis LeMay, the Air Force leader who helped plan the destruction of Dresden, of committing a war crime through his plan to burn Japan's major cities to the ground. The firebombing raids conducted by LeMay's squadrons caused far more death than the two atomic blasts. Throughout cities built largely from wood, incendiary bombs started raging fires that consumed houses and killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. The survivors of the raids recount their stories in Inferno, remembering their terror as they fled to shelter through burning cities, escaping smoke, panicked crowds, and collapsing buildings. Hoyt's descriptions of the widespread death and destruction of Japan depicts a war machine operating without restraint. Inferno offers a provocative look at what may have been America's most brutal policy during the years of World War II.
The brutally compassionate photographs by humanitarian and photojournalist James Nachtwey.
In 1666 Beth Johnson, celebrated actress and spy, and her friends, John and Ralph work to rescue John's sister from the assassin who is trying to kill King Charles--but a great fire is about to consume London.
Trivia-on-Book: Inferno by Dan Brown Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, wakes up in a hospital bed in Florence, Italy. He is dazed and confused, and he has no memory of how he got there. Together with Dr. Sienna Brooks and the mysterious canister found concealed in his possessions, he is lured into the dangerous world of puzzles and cyphers focused on one of the best literary works in the world, Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno. Being hunted by a relentless assassin and the police, he will need to travel from Florence to Venice and Istanbul if he is to solve this mystery. He faces one of his most malicious adversaries yet, a gifted scientist who is fixated with the end of the world. In a race against time can he save the world from being permanently transformed and who can he trust to help him do it? You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Inferno by Dan Brown that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!