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)
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
SATAN SPEAKS WITH SIN AND DEATH: PARADISE LOST - GUSTAVE DORE
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
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" by Gustave Dore (1832-1883)
Gustav Doré - I love him
DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) An Angel Appears to Balaam (Num 23:15-35), (detail, inv.) 1866 Engraving
Gustave Dore - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.
Gustave Doré - "David & Goliath" (1866) - Illustration de la Bible, Ancien Testament, Premier Livre de Samuel 17:50.
Satan holds a meeting for his legions of demons inside the enormous palace called Pandaemonium, the Capitol of Hell.
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (B & W 1866) - Gustave Dore (FEEL LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME)
Gustave Dore: Heavenly host - Upon reaching the Ninth Heaven, the Primum Mobile, Dante and his guide Beatrice look upon the sparkling circles of the heavenly host.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Illustrated by Gustave Dorè
The Gnarled Monster by Gustave Dore, 1870
Hippogriff (illustration 9) by Gustave Doré of Ludovico Ariosto’s “Orlando Furioso”