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The Last Days of Pompeii
     

The Last Days of Pompeii

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by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
 

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This is the classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii, the doomed city that lay at the feet of Mount Vesuvius. From poets to flower-girls, gladiators to Roman tribunes, here is a plausible story of their lives, their loves, and the tragic fate that awaited them.

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This is the classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii, the doomed city that lay at the feet of Mount Vesuvius. From poets to flower-girls, gladiators to Roman tribunes, here is a plausible story of their lives, their loves, and the tragic fate that awaited them.

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ISBN-13:
9781471089985
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
937 KB

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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