The last days of Pompeii

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The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by the baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834.The novel was inspired by the painting The Last Day of Pompeii by the Russian painter Karl Briullov, which Bulwer-Lytton had seen in Milan. It culminates in the cataclysmic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.The novel uses its characters to contrast the decadent culture of 1st-century Rome with both older cultures and coming trends. The protagonist, Glaucus, represents the Greeks who have been subordinated by Rome, and his nemesis Arbaces the still older culture of Egypt. Olinthus is the chief representative of the nascent Christian religion, which is presented favourably but not uncritically. The Witch of Vesuvius, though she has no supernatural powers, shows Bulwer-Lytton's interest in the occult - a theme which would emerge in his later writing, particularly "The Coming Race".
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ils:.b10056373BookBooksEnglishDodd, Mead, & Co., 1946.356 p. : illus., port. ; 23 cm.
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subject_facetCivilization, Greco-Roman -- Fiction
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Historical fiction
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Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Fiction
title_displayThe last days of Pompeii
title_fullThe last days of Pompeii / by Sir Edward G.E. Bulwer-Lytton. Illustrated with a portrait of the author and photographs and drawings of Pompeii. With an introd. by Curtis Dahl
The last days of Pompeii [electronic resource] Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873.
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