Roberta Writes – Divine Comedy: Inferno Canto 1

My blogging friend Rebecca Budd is currently participating in a #KaramazovReadalong, you can read about it here: https://ontheroadbookclub.com/2021/07/27/karamazovreadalong-day-1-who-is-fyodor/.

The reading group are reading one chapter a day of this book and it inspired me to tackle Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri in the same manner. I must say that reading a chapter a day does make this book a lot easier to read. I have both the audio book and the unabridged translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Before I started the unabridged version, I listed to an excellent abridged BBC version so that I knew the basic outline of the story. I have read Inferno before, but a long time ago, so I needed the refresher.

Sharing a Chapter or Canto a day on Facebook isn’t working for me so I’ve decided to share a Canto a week on my blog.

Canto 1 finds Dante, a 35 year old…

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