Salammbo

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Penguin UK, Sep 29, 2005 - Fiction - 288 pages
6 Reviews
An epic story of lust, cruelty, and sensuality, this historical novel is set in Carthage in the days following the First Punic War with Rome.
 

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User Review  - la2bkk - LibraryThing

As an avid ancient history fan, I was very pleasantly surprised to discover this work. Although historical fiction, in general Flaubert did his homework and wrote a fairly accurate account of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

A bit of a rollicking tale, especially unexpected from Flaubert; it has the feeling of an epic poem, or a medieval romance. That's probably the best way to judge it: not dealing with deep characters ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
The Feast
At Sicca
Salammbo
Beneath the Walls of Carthage
Tanit
Hanno
Hamilcar Barca
TheSerpent 11 In the Tent
The Aqueduct
Moloch
The Defile of the
Mâtho
Copyright

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Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821. After illness interrupted a career in law, he retired to live with his widowed mother and devote himself to writing. He achieved limited success in his own lifetime, but his fame and reputation grew steadily after his death in 1880.

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