Last Days of Pompeii

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 16 hours 48 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • Edward Kittrell

    Enjoyed the book and narrator. I though it was a good flow in this story. The distance traveled was far from the the girl in the beginning .