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

Gustave Doré - The Vision of the Valley of the Dry Bones (detail)

"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, illustrated by Gustave Doré -

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

Paradise Lost - Gustave Dore/ John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, describing the Christian story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the ensuing fall of man, is considered one of the greatest pieces of literature in the English language.

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

Illustration of Angels "Paul" Gustave Doré (January 1832 – January was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving.