Salammbô
Gustave Flaubert

Salammbô

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
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

"Impression of 1925. First edition 1906."

Bibliography: p. xivi.

Series
Oxford higher French series, ed. by Leon Delbos
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
843.84
Library of Congress
PQ2246 .S3 1925

The Physical Object

Pagination
xlvii, 272 p.
Number of pages
272

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22045693M
LC Control Number
36028490

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