Salammbo

Salammbo

3.5 2
by Gustave Flaubert
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

An epic story combining lust, cruelty, riches, ritual and sensuality, few French historical novels can stand comparison with Salammbo.

Overview

An epic story combining lust, cruelty, riches, ritual and sensuality, few French historical novels can stand comparison with Salammbo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495446900
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/09/2014
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist and short story writer, was considered to be a master of style, obsessively devoted to finding the right word ("le mot juste"), in every piece of literature he produced. As a child he expressed great imagination and took in all the stories he could from his nurse and neighbors, and in doing so, he prepared himself for a life consumed by literature and history. In addition to his "Madame Bovary", his first published novel and the one considered to be his masterpiece, Flaubert is remembered for his great historical romance, "Salammbô". This novel draws largely from Book I of Polybius' "Histories", and combines the history of the First Punic War and the mythology of ancient Carthage in a fashion that has never been equaled. Flaubert sealed his reputation with the publication of this sophisticated novel in 1862, as audiences were entranced with its lush and brilliantly detailed descriptions of a little-known, but fascinating, period of history.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Salammbo 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very exciting historical novel by Flaubert. A personal favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago