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Salammbo

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Published by J.M. Dent & Sons, E.P. Dutton & Co. in London, New York .
Written in English.

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography (p. xv).

Burns Library copy: bookplate: "From the library of Graham Greene."

Genre
Fiction.

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi 319 p. ;
Number of pages
319

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18892219M
Internet Archive
salammbo00flau2
LC Control Number
37005593
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