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The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii

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by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
     
 

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587157394
Publisher:
Wildside Press, LLC
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

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".

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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