Dec 09, 2021

The Last Days of Pompeii

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  • Title: The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton Arthur A. Dixon
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  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Last Days of Pompeii

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  1. A veiled Roman lady walks down the cobble stone street of ancient Pompeii She smiles when she sees her friend and modestly removes only half her veil to greet her in front of the House of the Tragic Poet, a name that will be conferred upon it seventeen centuries hence O friend By wise Juno, how are you Alas and alack, dear friend This day I am forced to place a one star review on By the gods this is sore news indeed Why The melodramatic overacting of the main characters is quite, quite terrible [...]


  2. I read this perhaps 25 years ago, but just downloaded a copy, not remembering that I m already familiar with it The opening lines reminded me Of course, being so long ago, I don t remember a lot about the reading good reason to revisit the book, but it did make quite an impression on me Since I was a teenager, I ve watched many documentaries that reference Pompeii, and have a fascination with volcanoes In 1980, Mt St Helens erupted, the top 1 3 of the mountain disappearing in a moment I was 9 ye [...]


  3. Once wildly popular, Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton is now best know for a couple of his quotes One is the pen is mightier than the sword, which is often used the other is the opening to his novel Paul Clifford It was a dark and stormy night, which was later used by Charles Schulz in Peanuts, with Snoopy s attempts at writing a novel always starting with that line.In 1834 Bulwer Lytton published The Last Days of Pompeii, a potboiler about the days leading up the August 14, 79 AD eruption of Mount Ve [...]


  4. The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by the baron Edward Bulwer Lytton in 1834 It shouldn t surprise you to know that the novel is about the destruction of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D 79, better known as a really, really long time ago 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 I m going to look that up in a few minutes When I looked up the author I found that his entire nam [...]



  5. This was just an adventure book with a historical setting I think it had no blatant historical mistakes I don t know much about Rome or Pompeii , and it was entertaining enough, but it didn t have me hooked, as I expected I also expected drama from the Vesubius eruption, but it had just a mild effect on the main characters lives.What made me give this book just two stars was 1 Flat characters Good ones were really good ones Bad ones were evil Good ones win without much effort and just in time a [...]


  6. Fascinated me Revealed how the people of Pompeii lived, what their daily lives were like As the author describes the volcano erupting, I felt that I was right there and could feel what the people felt I read this way before there was much information out or any movies made so it was just mind boggling to me Made me want to visit and see the ruins.


  7. I read this thing while taking Latin and belonging to the Latin Club at Maine Township South High School South in Park Ridge, Illinois Although not highly regarded as literature, I, as an early teen, liked it quite a lot except for what, even then, I felt to be a rather saccharine Christianity.


  8. Ich kann mich gar nicht erinnern, dass das Buch streckenweise so langatmig war Ich habe es zugegebenerma en das erste Mal aus bersetzung aus den 1920er Jahren gelesen und da hat man m glicherweise die langatmigen Stellen gestrafft.Erstaunlich wie wenig Handlung man in so viel Text unterbringen kann.Ein klassischer Fall von educative Literature Genau wie in Hugos Gl ckner von Notre Dame ist die Handlung eigentlich nur ein Mittel zum Zweck, die neusten Archeologischen Ausgrabungen und Entdeckungen [...]



  9. This is an interesting read that shows what life was like for a number of the inhabitants of Pompeii in the days leading up to the eruption that made the city so infamous Lytton uses his characters to cover all the main cultures and peoples that make up this colourful city, from the Greeks represented by Glaucus and the Egyptians represented by Arbaces to the new religion of Christianity represented by Olinthus and the older religions and belief in the occult represented by the Witch The only pe [...]


  10. I loved this book It s fun to read about history in story form It takes a bit of effort to get into the story at first, but half way through the book, it s hard to put it down I was too tired to finish reading it last night, but woke up early 5 30AM and finished it before doing anything else It s a fascinating account of the unknown but one true God pursuing and rescuing some who were deeply immersed in the gods of their current culture and times And also of the tragedy of the volcanic explosion [...]


  11. There s not a lot of point criticising Bulwer Lytton s overblown, excessively flowery, never use one word if you can use ten style, because that was his shtick if that s the sort of thing you like, then you ll like this I didn t, much, I found the characters stock, the descriptions stilted and the historical accuracy too glued on I did get involved though once the volcano erupted oops, hope that hasn t given away the plot , and there was one insight into crowd behaviour that is universal and top [...]


  12. When I was in the third grade, I attended St Mary s School, Downers Grove, IL Every Wednesday, we were summoned from our classroom to have this book read to us.At least I THINK it was this book That was 60 years ago, so who can be sure.It was the pastor of our church, a Catholic priest, who did the reading.It is a memory seared into my brain at least the memory of sitting in an aluminum folding chair in the gym hearing some Vesuvius tale being read to me.When asked what book I enjoyed being read [...]


  13. A romantic historical novel inspired by a famous natural disaster in ancient times and archaeological evidence discovered in Pompeii, this novel was among the most popular works of literature in the nineteenth century though it s now all but forgotten The Last Days of Pompeii is a love story set in that Roman town just before the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried it and most of its citizens in ash It draws a vivid portrait of the lifestyle of the Imperial Romans, their daily baths, sympos [...]



  14. Honestly, a disappointment It s not badly written, but it wasn t really about what I thought it would be about I liked the beginning and the ending was a improvement over the middle, but the middle drags on about love triangles that left me wondering when the hell the volcano would erupt It might have been my own fault for walking into this book so cold, but there nothing here that warmed me up to it Not even the fires that burnt down Pompeii.


  15. I have been trying to finish this fiction book for years I won t tell you how many I have to admit it has been a bit of a challenge I m still only a quarter of the way through it It s been kind of a tough read for me because of the writing style I still want to try to read it even though most of reviews seem to be pretty bad I have the Leipzig 1879 version with the 1834 preface.


  16. I tried to read this in elementary school, but failed I tried again in jr high and succeeded I was better off in elementary school.


  17. Really beautiful If you can handle the iambic pentameter, it was a classic epic of hero versus man and nature Really liked it Makes me want to go to Pompeii


  18. Pompeij 74 n Chr Der junge, reiche Griechen Glaukus f hrt ein Leben in M iggang im Kreise nichtsnutziger junger Tagediebe wie dem Patrizier Clodius und dem Dichter Sallust, die ihn heimlich verachten, aber seinen Weinkeller lieben Das ndert sich pl tzlich als Glaukus Jone erblickt und sich unsterblich in diese blonde Sch nheit verliebt Jone ist eine Waise Sie und ihr Bruder Ap cides ein Isispriester sind M ndel des geheimnisvollen gypters Arbaces, der in Jone mehr sieht als eine Ziehtochter, er [...]


  19. Mi sempre piaciuta la storia e soprattutto quella dell antica Roma Dopo la bellissima lettura di Quo Vadis ho cercato altri romanzi ambientati nello stesso periodo storico e mi sono imbattuta in questo libro, il cui titolo avevo gi sentito nominare.Il nome di Pompei per me sempre sinonimo di fascino e curiosit non mi potevo tenere lontana dal leggere questo romanzo ambientato nell antica citt greco romana.Armata di cartina degli scavi archeologici portatami da mia sorella dopo la sua visita agli [...]


  20. Glaukus Liebt JoneNydia liebt GlaukusJulia liebt GlaukusAbaces liebt JoneJone liebt GlaukusPompeij 74 n Chr Der junge, reiche Griechen Glaukus f hrt ein Leben in M iggang im Kreise nichtsnutziger junger Tagediebe wie dem Patrizier Clodius und dem Dichter Sallust, die ihn heimlich verachten, aber seinen Weinkeller lieben Das ndert sich pl tzlich als Glaukus Jone erblickt und sich unsterblich in diese blonde Sch nheit verliebt Jone ist eine Waise Sie und ihr Bruder Ap cides ein Isispriester sind M [...]


  21. e showers and winds extinguished them, and the sudden darkness into which their sudden birth was converted had something in it doubly terrible and doubly impressing on the impotence of human hopes, the lesson of despair Choose your own review for those of you interested in all the weird coincidences and parallels between this and Game of Thrones, skip to the next paragraph All others, read on This Victorian era historical fiction has some great moments, but much of it is melodramatic and preachy [...]


  22. Ho letto questo libro proprio in concomitanza con la messa in onda di una miniserie che riguardava lo stesso argomento Io non l ho guardata, ma mi hanno detto che, al confronto del libro, faceva un po pena.Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei narra una bellissima storia L unico suo difetto la ridondanza di poesie e canzoni non sempre all altezza della narrazione volte a soddisfare le velleit poetiche dell autore, suppongo, che per brilla decisamente di pi per la prosa che per la poesia.Per essere un roma [...]


  23. I ve read a few other novels about Pompeii, and I learned about this book after seeing it mentioned in reviews for those other books The language felt very unnatural at first, but after doing a little research I learned that the book was written in 1834 so that would be why I haven t read many Victorian novels, but I became used to the language after a little while This is my favorite out of all of the Pompeii themed novels that I ve read The eruption doesn t happen until the very end, but I was [...]


  24. One of my favorite novels is Zanoni, by this same author it was mentioned by Rudolf Steiner as an example of a Rosicrucian tale That made me interested in reading of his work.Edward Bulwer Lytton hasn t aged well in his day he was apparently popular than Dickens or Austin but he s largely unknown today He lived large financing a lavish lifestyle from his extraordinary volume of novels, plays and poems Lytton also influenced popular culture, including mens formal wear He was so widely read in t [...]


  25. I read and rated this a long time ago but I was looking through some of my ratings and tried to remember whether 2 5 was appropriate than 3 5 I like historical fiction a lot, particularly that set in the Roman Empire, so I probably have high standards for it I don t think I failed to enjoy this book, but the way he made sure to have the protagonist turn Christian at the end was a little aggravating It would have been appeasing to 19th century audiences, but there were individuals even then who [...]


  26. First published in 1834, Lytton s book is a 19th century melodrama set in the city of Pompeii in the days leading up to the devastating eruption on Vesuvius in 79 AD By this, I mean that the style of writing is overly dramatic, everybody talks in a kind of pseudo Elizabethan English, and regular use is made of capital letters to emphasise phrases This means that the style, very popular when it was first published, has dated rather badly I would anticipate that many people will find it difficult [...]


  27. Recreaci n de la ciudad de Pompeya Los ltimos d as de su existencia Aquellos en que sus habitantes segu an viviendo sin saber que pronto el volc n segar a sus vidas, sus ilusiones, sin querer ver los avisos que la naturaleza les estaba mandando.Describe las costumbres, las comidas, casas, calles sus juegos en el circo, la aparici n de las primeras comunidades cristianas, la religi n polite sta frente a la monote sta, la esclavitud etc.El argumento gira sobre dos tri ngulos amorosos Glauco, ateni [...]


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