The Last Days of Pompeii



The Last Days of Pompeii The Last Days of Pompeii was one of the most popular English historical novels of the nineteenth century. It tells the story of the virtuous Greeks Glaucus and Ione, their escape from Pompeii amid the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, and their eventual conversion to Christianity, against a background of Roman decadence and corrupt Eastern religion. New Read The Last Days of Pompeii By Edward Bulwer-Lytton For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • English
  • 05 May 2017

13 thoughts on “The Last Days of Pompeii

  1. Kara says:

    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 Goodreads By the gods this is sore news indeed Why The melodramatic overacting of the main characters 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 Goodreads By the gods this is sore news indeed Why The melodramatic overacting of the main characters is quite, quite terrible Everything they say, by thunderous Jove, is exclaimed upon But but, by Vulcan s forge, a volcano ruins their whole world, is that not enough reason to be dramatic Not when the volcano erupts in only the last ten of 400 pages The women stand and, with nervous hands, twist at the edges of their stola, a garment that was a long, pleated dress, w...

  2. Gabrielle Dubois says:

    A sympathetic book for teenagers from 11 years old It is difficult to get in the Pompeian world of the year 79 AD The author describes little clothing, architecture, or daily life of the inhabitants of Pompeii I guess it must be difficult to immerse yourself in Pompeii of the 1st century if you do not already know History.To the credit of the author who wrote this book in the 19th century, we now know now a lotabout this period, so he did with the docs he had, I guess For example, I vi A sympathetic book for teenagers from 11 years old It is difficult to get in the Pompeian world of the year 79 AD The author describes little clothing, architecture, or daily life of the inhabitants of Pompeii I guess it must be difficult to immerse yourself in Pompeii of the 1st century if you do not already know History.To the credit of the author who wrote this book in the 19th century, we now know now a lotabout this period, so he did with the docs he had, I guess For example, I visited the Coliseum in Rome last year I learned a lot about gladiators, and that s different from what Mr Bulwer Lytton shows.This said, the story is nice and the character...

  3. Stacey says:

    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 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 years old We were near enough to the mountain to see it, but far enough away to make the catastrophe only a moderate inconvenience I remember standing on my Aunt s back deck and watching the ash plume drifting east Over the next several weeks, ash settled on everything, and our neighbors closer to the volcano had to cope with ashy air, ash in and on all of their possessions,...

  4. Brad Hodges says:

    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 M 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 Vesuvius He has a network of characters, heroes and villains, that get into tight spots, but all goes poof when the mountain erupts and the town is buried in ash.The main characters are Glaucus, an Athenian, who is in love with the beautiful Ione But she is also loved by the Egyptian Arbaces, who turns out to a mustache twirling villain Then hear me, s...

  5. Masanobu says:

    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 expecteddrama 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 ju 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 expecteddrama from the Vesubius eruption, but it had just a mild effect on the main characters lives.What made me give this book just two...

  6. Celia says:

    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 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 leas...

  7. Kim says:

    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 entiThe 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 name was Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton I wonder how long it took him to learn all that when he was little and to remember all that when he was older I don t have the strength to type all that or the patience so I m just calling him Bulwer Lytton at best I also found thisIn August 1827, against his mother s wishes, he married Rosina Doyle Wheeler, a ...

  8. Brenda says:

    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 ma...

  9. Erik Graff says:

    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.

  10. Sam says:

    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 T 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 people not well represented are the Italians themselves but then again Pompeii is very much a Greek stronghold thanks to its coastal location and fertile lands The vibrancy of the people and the city is portrayed well and even though you know how it all ends there is still a sense of hope as well as a sense of dread that keeps things moving well Personally I would ve likedabout the eruption itself and how each of the main characters fa...

  11. Suzanne says:

    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 ex 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 and destruction of Pompeii.I thought the following scene of a brother trying to explain his new found devotion to the true God was worth quoting Thou art to be married to Glaucus dost thou love him Dost thou feel that for his sake, thou couldst renounce pride, brave dishonour, and incur death I have heard that when women really love, it is to that excess My brother, all this I could do for Glaucus, and feel that it wer...

  12. Lucy says:

    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 an 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,...

  13. Marts (Thinker) says:

    A depiction of the events leading up to Pompeii s last moments

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