Last Days of Pompeii

Last Days of Pompeii  (pom-pā´), The.—A novel by Bulwer Lytton, Edward George, Baron Lytton, which was published in 1834. The interest of the book is one of situation and of action rather than of character. The scenes which linger on our memories longest are the noonday excursion on the Campanian seas, the temple of Isis, with its hidden machinery; the funeral pomp and dirge of the murdered Apæcides, Lydon perishing in the unequal struggle; the price which was to have been paid for a father's liberty; and lastly, the grand catastrophe, a subject which called forth all Lord Lytton's brilliant powers.