The Encyclopedia of Hell: A Comprehensive Survey of the Underworld (Paperback)

The Encyclopedia of Hell: A Comprehensive Survey of the Underworld Cover Image
List Price: $23.99
Our Price: $16.95
(Save: $7.04 29%)
On Our Shelves Now
1 on hand, as of Jun 24 1:33am


The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include African legends, Native American stories, Asian folktales, and other more obscure references, in addition to familiar infernal chronicles from Western lore. The result is a catalog of underworld data, with entries running the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to humorous cartoons lampooning the everlasting abyss. Its extensive cross-referencing also supplies links between various concepts and characters from the netherworld and provides further information on particular theories.

Peruse these pages and find out for yourself what history's greatest imaginations have envisioned awaiting the wicked on the other side of the grave.

About the Author

Miriam Van Scott studied mystic literature at George Washington University. She lives with her family in Manassas, Virginia and is the author of  The Encyclopedia of Hell and The Encyclopedia of Heaven.

Praise For…

“Miriam Van Scott outpaces Dante...a Thomas Guide to the Dark Side.” —Detour magazine

“With entries ranging from Dante's Inferno to the 1994 noir film Dark Angel: The Ascent, Van Scot's hellacious handbook entertains as it guides readers through a cultural history of Hell.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fascinating reading...Van Scott's fine research and treatment of the material enables the reader to grasp specific points with great depth. All libraries will do well to add such a contemporary title.” —Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312244422
ISBN-10: 0312244428
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: November 30th, 1999
Pages: 320
Language: English