Edward Bulwer-Lytton (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873) was an exremely popular English writer who coined such phrases as "the pen is mightier than the sword".
The Last Days of Pompeiiby Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, theme discussions and study
Bulwer-Lytton's story of fictional events in Pompeii in the days leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the city.
Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story.
The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand.
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 17 Years
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Bulwer Lytton was fascinated by the discovery of bodies preserved by lava and ash, and he constructed this story almost like a mystery, so that it accounted for the manner of death for several of the bodies that were excavated. He made use of the academic understanding of his day in his descriptions of settings. However... he made most of his lead characters Greek (not Roman), he threw in some wildly improbable events, and he told the story in verbose Victorian melodramatic style. It's fun to read as a period piece, but if you want background for a trip to Pompeii, this won't help you much.
Couldnt get past page 47- no action- dull and full of archaic language