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Last Days of Pompeii

Author(s): Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Pages: 308
Publisher: Dutton Date of Publication: 1834
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Pompeii Period: 79 AD (Code: 7c3)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Luxurious life and destructive eruption of Vesuvius. Glaucus rescues from an evil master Nydia, a blind flower-seller & she loves him, but he is unaware of this & she, depressed, is driven to crime & death. (Kaye p80) --- Glaucus & Ione enjoy each otherÕs company in Pompeii before Vesuvius erupts in AD 79, but Ione's jealous guardian loves her and has criminal interests. Adamson/WHF '98
Unique Qualities: (rp 1983);movie review NYT 10/17/35; reprint NY, Van Nostrand 1979, 521 pp.
Rating: exc (B)

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