The Divine Comedy : Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso CD-Audio
Narrated by Blake Ritson, John Hurt, Full Cast, David Warner, Hattie Morahan
Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem.
Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis.
Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.
Purgatorio: Dante is led up Mount Purgatory by his guide.
They encounter numerous souls who have embarked on the same difficult journey - one that will eventually lead to their spiritual salvation.
Paradiso: Dante's journey comes to a glorious conclusion as he is led by Beatrice, through the spheres of Paradise and into the presence of God himself.
As they ascend, they encounter a number of souls who have also achieved blessedness.
Many years later, the older Dante reflects on the episodes from his life that have inspired his great poem.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Publication Date: 18/09/2014
- Category: Religious & spiritual fiction
- ISBN: 9781910281444