Publisher: Authors Republic
Date: June 2017
Duration: 14 hours 50 minutes
Salaambo is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert, whose vivid plot bursts with exoticism, high drama and bloody violence.
Set in Carthage during the 3rd century BC immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War. It's a tale of war between Rome and Carthage. Flaubert describes in detail the Mercenary Revolt and the fight of the Mercenaries against the all-powerful Carthage, the theft of the magical Zaimph and the love and hate between the Carthaginian princess Salammbo and the fiercest leader of the Mercenaries, Matho.
After completing the famous Mme Bovary, Flaubert put all his efforts into researching the Punic Wars and completed the historic masterpiece Salammbô.
Gustave Flaubert, French novelist and short story writer, was considered to be a master of style, obsessively devoted to finding the right word ("le mot juste"), in every piece of literature he produced.