Introduce your students to the unforgettable world of The Inferno. They travel with a pair of poets through nightmare landscapes of eternal damnation to the core of Hell. This fourteenth-century allegorical poem begins Dante’s imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise. His encounters with historical and and mythological creatures–each symbolic of a particular vice or crime–blend vivid and shocking imagery with graceful lyricism in one of the greatest works of world literature.Lexile Measure:/ 1120LCopyright 2005. Author: Dante Alighieri. Translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 240 pages, paperback book, 5 x 8 inches, high school.