This study enhances our understanding of katabasis, as well as the intersections between adult and children's literature in English and French, by examining the relationships between works of children's literature incorporating this form of narrative and the Aeneid and the Inferno.
Introduction 1. Katabatic Intertextual Relations 2. The Underground Landscape and its Inhabitants 3. Gender Roles and Relations 4. Didacticism and Diversion 5. Conclusion