Last Days of Pompeii

Edward BULWER-LYTTON (1803 - 1873)


Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834. Once a very widely read book and now relatively neglected, it culminates in the cataclysmic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The novel uses its characters to contrast the decadent culture of first-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 favorably but not uncritically. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Published 1800 -1900, Antiquity

Language: English

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Play 03 Book 1, Chapter III Ric F
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Play 04 Book 1, Chapter IV Ric F
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Play 05 Book 1, Chapter V Becky Cook
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Play 07 Book 1, Chapter VII Becky Cook
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Play 08 Book 1, Chapter VIII Becky Cook
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Play 09 Book 2, Chapter I Ric F
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Play 10 Book 2, Chapter II Ric F
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Play 14 Book 2, Chapter VI Ric F
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Play 15 Book 2, Chapter VII Ric F
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Play 16 Book 2, Chapter VIII Rachel Triska
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Play 17 Book 2, Chapter IX Rachel Triska
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Play 18 Book 3, Chapter I Ann Boulais
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Play 21 Book 3, Chapter IV Ann Boulais
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Play 22 Book 3, Chapter V Ann Boulais
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Play 23 Book 3, Chapter VI Ann Boulais
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Play 24 Book 3, Chapter VII Ann Boulais
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Play 25 Book 3, Chapter VIII Ann Boulais
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Play 26 Book 3, Chapter IX Ann Boulais
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Play 27 Book 3, Chapter X Ann Boulais
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Play 28 Book 3, Chapter XI Ann Boulais
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Play 29 Book 4, Chapter I Christine Blachford
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Play 32 Book 4, Chapter IV Ruth Golding
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Play 33 Book 4, Chapter V Ruth Golding
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Play 37 Book 4, Chapter IX BenW
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Play 39 Book 4, Chapter XI BenW
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Play 40 Book 4, Chapter XII BenW
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Play 41 Book 4, Chapter XIII BenW
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Play 42 Book 4, Chapter XIV BenW
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Play 43 Book 4, Chapter XV Amy Benton
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Play 44 Book 4, Chapter XVI Amy Benton
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Play 45 Book 4, Chapter XVII TriciaG
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Play 46 Book 5, Chapter I Iskander Shafikov
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Play 48 Book 5, Chapter III Kristine Bekere
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Play 52 Book 5, Chapter VII Philippa
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Play 53 Book 5, Chapter VIII Kristine Bekere
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Play 54 Book 5, Chapter IX Kristine Bekere
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Play 55 Book 5, Chapter X Philippa
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Play 56 Book 5, Chapter The Last Kristine Bekere
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