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Last Days of Pompeii, The

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199608218
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744556
Last Days of Pompeii, The

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A historical novel by Edward Bulwer‐*Lytton, published in 1834. It describes the events leading up to the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Vivid and dramatic, the novel was adapted for the screen several times, most recently in a serialized version for television in ...

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