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!!> Reading ➽ The Last Days of Pompeii ➶ Author Edward Bulwer-Lytton –

The Last Days of PompeiiThe 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.

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➽ The Last Days of Pompeii ➶ Author Edward Bulwer-Lytton –

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    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, worn over an undergarment called a tunica intima The stola was generally sleeveless but versions of it did have short or long sleeves These sleeves could belong to the stola itself or be a part of the tunic The traditional sleeveless gown was fastened by clasps at the shoulder called fibulae The stola was typically girt with ribbons, and typically had two belts The first was worn just below the upper chest creating a great number of folds The second and wider belt was worn around the waist ...

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    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 lot about 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 characters are good It s worth meeting Julia, Glaucus, Ione Nydia, the young blind slave is an interesting girl.The Egyptian priest Arbaces is an awful villain who does not believe in the Gods which he wants people to believe in He manipulates the people He says I give to the world wisdom, to myself freedom But his tricks in his temple seemed to me like cardboard 50 s Hollywood decor.A weird thing I noticed The Titan wine vender seized ...

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    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, unreliable transportation, and property damage 57 people died DIED, in spite of massive warnings from scientists watching the mountain s activity Spirit Lake all but disappeared, poisoned by gas and debris, clogged with ash It was an incredible thing to witness especially for a 10 year old Sometime thereafter, I found The Last Days of Pompeii at the library, and devoured it In glancing over it again, I m not sure h...

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    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, said Arbaces, sinking his voice into a whisper thou shalt go to thy tomb rather than to his arm What thinkest thou Arbaces will brook a rival such as this puny Greek What thinkest thou that he has watched the fruit ripen, to yield it to another Pretty fool no Thou are mine all only mine and thus thus I...

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    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 and bad ones die because of God s Wrath 2 I don t agree with Christian views most of the time And this author introduced too much of them It felt like being a child scolded for not loving and appreciating Christ enough And everyone who was good was converted to the true religion as they said in ...

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    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...

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    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 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 this In August 1827, against his mother s wishes, he married Rosina Doyle Wheeler, a famous Irish beauty When they married his mother withdrew his allowance and he was forced to work for a living They had two children, Lady Emily Elizabeth Bulwer Lytton 1828 1848 , and Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton 1831 1891 who became Governor General and Viceroy of British India 1876 1880.His writ...

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    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 w...

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