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)
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" Divine Comedy, Inferno by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
The Gnarled Monster by Gustave Dore, 1870
La vision des ossements desséchés – Gustave Doré (Détail, 1865) #undead #skeletons
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
nigra-lux: “ DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) An Angel Appears to Balaam (Num 23:15-35), (detail, inv.) 1866 Engraving Ed. Orig. Lic. Ed. ”
Gustav Dore | The Fourth Horseman: Death.
Gustave Dore - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.