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Zillah : a tale of the holy city

Author(s): Smith, Horace Pages: 4 vols
Publisher: Colburn Date of Publication: 1828
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Jerusalem, Judaea, Rome, Alexandria Period: 1st cent BC (Code: 5e)
Rome Setting: y/4 Christian/Jewish/Pagan: j
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: ÒTime of Mark Antony. Zillah, a Jewish maiden, is pursued by Mark Antony but escapes him in Rome and Alexandria. War between Antigonus and Herod brings the siege and fall of Jerusalem but Zillah and her Roman lover escape with their lives.Ó (Kelly)
Unique Qualities: forename also given as "Horatio". Originally published anonymously. parodied by E. A. Poe; cf. Dahl, "Pater's Marius", p 4.

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