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I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

The Ice was All Around - from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Gustave Dore (Jonnard, engraver)

The Ice was All Around - from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Gustave Dore (Jonnard, engraver)

"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" Divine Comedy, Inferno by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" Divine Comedy, Inferno by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

La vision des ossements desséchés – Gustave Doré (Détail, 1865) #undead #skeletons

La vision des ossements desséchés – Gustave Doré (Détail, 1865) #undead #skeletons

And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him

And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him

SATAN SPEAKS WITH SIN AND DEATH: PARADISE LOST - GUSTAVE DORE

SATAN SPEAKS WITH SIN AND DEATH: PARADISE LOST - GUSTAVE DORE

Gustave Dore  - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.

Gustave Dore - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.

The Gnarled Monster by Gustave Dore, 1870

The Gnarled Monster by Gustave Dore, 1870

Gustave Dore - Dante My distant relative is Gustave Dore, he illustrated many pictures in books including the bible and the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ~Michele Dore-Cannon

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

Gustave Dore - Dante My distant relative is Gustave Dore, he illustrated many pictures in books including the bible and the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ~Michele Dore-Cannon

Gustav Dore | The Fourth Horseman: Death.

Gustav Dore | The Fourth Horseman: Death.

nigra-lux: “ DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) An Angel Appears to Balaam (Num 23:15-35), (detail, inv.) 1866 Engraving Ed. Orig. Lic. Ed. ”

nigra-lux: “ DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) An Angel Appears to Balaam (Num 23:15-35), (detail, inv.) 1866 Engraving Ed. Orig. Lic. Ed. ”

Gustave Doré, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (detail)

Gustave Doré, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (detail)

"Angels"...by Paul Gustave Doré (b. 1832 Jan6 - d. 1888 Jan23, d. 56) French Romanticism artist / Illustrator / sculptor / engraver (mostly wood  steel).

1845 Ultimate Leather Dante's Vision/The Divine Comedy 6Vol Library Collection

"Angels"...by Paul Gustave Doré (b. 1832 Jan6 - d. 1888 Jan23, d. 56) French Romanticism artist / Illustrator / sculptor / engraver (mostly wood steel).

Camelot, by Gustave Doré. 1868. Painted for "Idylls of the King" by Lord Alfred Tennyson.

Camelot, by Gustave Doré. 1868. Painted for "Idylls of the King" by Lord Alfred Tennyson.

Hippogriff (illustration 9) by Gustave Doré of Ludovico Ariosto’s “Orlando Furioso”

The 19th century illustrator whose imagination fueled the work of H.P. Lovecraft

Hippogriff (illustration 9) by Gustave Doré of Ludovico Ariosto’s “Orlando Furioso”

David with head of Goliath by Gustave Dore

David with head of Goliath by Gustave Dore