Gustave Doré Divine Comedy Set: Dante’s Inferno & Purgatory and Paradise Bundle



Gustave Doré Divine Comedy Set: Dante’s Inferno & Purgatory and Paradise


Dante’s Inferno: Retro Hell-Bound Edition

Release date: July 27, 2020
Author: Dante Alighieri, Gustave Doré
Length: 286 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
ISBN: 978-1-7353382-6-2
MSRP: $24.95

Dante Alighieri’s terrifying masterpiece enhanced with chilling imagery from the legendary artist, Gustave Doré is a sight to behold.

Join Dante on a trip to Hell in Henry Francis Cary’s translated version published with Gustave Doré’s terrifying artwork. Originally printed in 1861, this Retro Hell-Bound Edition includes:
-The original type font
-Classic page layouts
-Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced images
-8 ½” x 11” printing
-Bold new cover design
-Critical explanatory notes
-The Life of Dante

Written in the 14th century, Inferno gained immense popularity in the late 19th century and stirred the imagination of contemporary artists and translators from the time. Few found inspiration in such a grand way as Doré. The immensely talented French artist created a famous series of unforgettable engravings that enhance the Divine Comedy’s journey into untold depths of sorrow, pain, and madness with impeccable detail, masterful shading, imaginative landscape work, and flawless human anatomy.

Years ahead of his time, Gustave Doré’s imagery tells the story in a cinematic way, which was unusual for the time, and remains captivating today. One wonders how anyone could have possibly created the artwork for Inferno using tools from era.

Enjoy Dante’s vision of Hell and Cary’s translation while admiring more than 75 unforgettable illustrations in crisp detail. The Cary-Doré edition presents Dante’s thought-provoking look at the afterlife in a modern yet classical way that continues to enthrall audiences well into the 21st century.


Dante’s Purgatory and Paradise: Retro Restored Special Edition

Release date: October 23, 2020
Author: Dante Alighieri (Author), Gustave Dorè (Illustrator), Henry Francis Cary (Translator)
Length: 400 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
ISBN: 978-1592180806
MSRP: $24.95

After surviving his trip to Hell, Dante’s unforgettable adventure continues to Purgatory and Paradise, as illustrated by Gustave Doré.

Experience the thrilling conclusion of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy as Dante continues to delve into the afterlife in this visual masterpiece filled with energetic imagery by the prodigal French artist Gustave Doré. This Retro Restored Special Edition includes:
-The original type font
-Classic page layouts
-Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced images
-8 ½” x 11” printing
-Bold new cover design
-Rare Altemus’ Edition master source quality

Gustave Doré’s artwork explodes with visions that remind the reader of Inferno’s eternal agony but then take them to a happier place. Purgatory and Paradise show the depth of Doré’s talents as heavenly scenes of grandeur erupt from the page with intricate details that can take hours to fully absorb.

Originally written in the 14th century, Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy consists of three parts that tell the story of Dante’s trip through the afterlife. After enduring the savage spectacle of Hell in “Inferno”, Dante continues through Purgatory to the nine celestial spheres of Heaven in Paradise.

About the Artist:
Master artist Gustave Dorè (1832-1883), known for the lavish illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, Paradise Lost, and Don Quixote, depicted the ending of Dante’s journey in a unique way that only he could. Dante and friends gaze at scenes of horror and splendor that showcase Dorè’s immense talents and mastery of human anatomy, background detail, shading, and layout.

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.