Salammbô
Gustave Flaubert

Salammbô

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Published by Garnier in Paris .
Written in French.

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.

Series
Selecta

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 436 p. :
Number of pages
436

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL21189545M

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