Antonina; or, The fall of Rome (Google eBook)

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Sampson Low, 1861 - 420 pages
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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I love Wilkie Collins, but wow this was rather a slog to get through. There's a thread of a good plot and some good Wilkie drama scattered throughout, but overall, a struggle of a read. Possibly I'm biased as it's set in Roman times, which isn't my setting of choice. Read full review

Review: Antonina, or the Fall of Rome

User Review  - Goodreads

I love Wilkie Collins, but wow this was rather a slog to get through. There's a thread of a good plot and some good Wilkie drama scattered throughout, but overall, a struggle of a read. Possibly I'm biased as it's set in Roman times, which isn't my setting of choice. Read full review

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