Salammbô
Gustave Flaubert

Salammbô

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Published by Pocket 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

Number in main collection: Pocket 6088.

Bibliogr. p. 498-499.

Series
Pocket classiques

The Physical Object

Pagination
503p. :
Number of pages
503

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22471773M
ISBN 10
2266083171
Library Thing
3083906
Goodreads
3063917

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