The Last Days Of Pompeii

The Last Days Of Pompeii

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by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
     
 

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The decadence of Roman society and the dramatic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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The decadence of Roman society and the dramatic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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ISBN-13:
9781406814972
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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The Last Days Of Pompeii 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think everyone should read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt get past page 47- no action- dull and full of archaic language