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Last Days of Pompeii

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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)

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)
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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

30:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

26:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

34:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

38:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

21:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

13:09