Salammbo
Gustave Flaubert

Salammbo

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About the Book

Salammbô (1862) is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert.[1] It is set in Carthage during the 3rd century BC,[1] immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War.

After the First Punic War, Carthage is unable to fulfil promises made to its army of mercenaries, and finds itself under attack. The fictional title character, a priestess and the daughter of Hamilcar Barca, an aristocratic Carthaginian general, is the object of the obsessive lust of Matho, a leader of the mercenaries. With the help of the scheming freed slave, Spendius, Matho steals the sacred veil of Carthage, the Zaïmph, prompting Salammbô to enter the mercenaries' camp in an attempt to steal it back.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Dimensions
7.2 x 4.5 x 1 inches
Weight
8.8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL11135535M
ISBN 10
0685349012
ISBN 13
9780685349014
Goodreads
4641455

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