Dante The Pilgrim (who must be distinguished from Dante
the poet) is the central character in The Inferno. He travels through hell and its many circles with Virgil
, the author of The Aenied
, as his guide, and even gets to meet Satan
at the end!
At first, this book seemed big and old and intimidating to me, until I started getting to the gory bits where dead people chew on each others bloody heads. Yay!