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No. XIII; or, the Story of the Lost Vestal: a Story of Rome and Britain

Author(s): Marshall, Emma (Martin) Pages: 250
Publisher: Cassell Date of Publication: 1885
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Brit, Rome, Alexandria Period: early 4th cent AD (Code: 8c3)
Rome Setting: y/2 Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c/p
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: "Early fourth century AD. Hyacintha, a Roman girl brought up in Britain, becomes a vestal and is happy until, as chief vestal, she learns about Christianity. She dies baptized but a jealous successor removes her statuary inscription." (Kelly) --- Kaye (pp 92-3) says it describes life under Diocletian & Constantine & includes the martyrdom of St Alban in Brit.
Unique Qualities: Rp. New York: Munro, 1886; Cassell, 1888.
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