庞贝城的末日
The Last Days of Pompeii

  • 作   者:

    爱德华·乔治·鲍沃尔·李敦
    Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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《庞贝城的末日》这部历史小说以公元一世纪古罗马的庞贝城为背景,叙述了一双位目失明的卖花女奴尼狄亚帮助相爱着的格劳科斯和伊俄涅战胜邪恶和灾难的动人故事。盲女尼狄亚多次挫败奴隶主阿尔巴克斯企图把伊俄涅占为已有的阴谋诡计,并把格劳科斯从竞技场中救出;在火山爆发时,又带领他们脱险,但她却怀着对格劳科斯深挚的爱投海自尽。

《庞贝城的末日》这部历史小说以公元一世纪古罗马的庞贝城为背景,叙述了一双位目失明的卖花女奴尼狄亚帮助相爱着的格劳科斯和伊俄涅战胜邪恶和灾难的动人故事。盲女尼狄亚多次挫败奴隶主阿尔巴克斯企图把伊俄涅占为已有的阴谋诡计,并把格劳科斯从竞技场中救出;在火山爆发时,又带领他们脱险,但她却怀着对格劳科斯深挚的爱投海自尽。

The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by the baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834. It culminates in the cataclysmic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The novel uses its characters to contrast the decadent culture of 1st-century Rome with both older cultures and coming trends. The protagonist, Glaucus, represents the Greeks who have been subordinated by Rome, and his nemesis Arbaces the still older culture of Egypt. Olinthus is the chief representative of the nascent Christian religion, which is presented favourably but not uncritically. The Witch of Vesuvius, though she has no supernatural powers, shows Bulwer-Lytton's interest in the occult – a theme which would emerge in his later writing, particularly The Coming Race.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803–18 January 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", "dweller on the threshold", as well as the infamous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night".

  • BOOK THE FIRST

  • Chapter II THE BLIND FLOWER-GIRL, AND THE BEAUTY OF FASHION. THE ATHENIAN'S CONFESSION. THE READER'S INTRODUCTION TO ARBACES OF EGYPT.

  • Chapter III PARENTAGE OF GLAUCUS. DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSES OF POMPEII. CLASSIC REVEL.

  • Chapter IV THE TEMPLE OF ISIS. ITS PRIEST. THE CHARACTER OF ARBACES DEVELOPS ITSELF.

  • Chapter V MORE OF THE FLOWER-GIRL. THE PROGRESS OF LOVE.

  • Chapter VI THE FOWLER SNARES AGAIN THE BIRD THAT HAD JUST ESCAPED, AND SETS HIS NETS FOR A NEW VICTIM.

  • Chapter VII THE GAY LIFE OF THE POMPEIAN LOUNGER. A MINIATURE LIKENESS OF THE ROMAN BATHS.

  • Chapter VIII ARBACES COGS HIS DICE WITH PLEASURE AND WINS THE GAME.

  • BOOK THE SECOND

  • Chapter II TWO WORTHIES.

  • Chapter III GLAUCUS MAKES A PURCHASE THAT AFTERWARDS COSTS HIM DEAR.

  • Chapter IV THE RIVAL OF GLAUCUS PRESSES ONWARD IN THE RACE.

  • Chapter V

  • Chapter VI THE HAPPY BEAUTY AND THE BLIND SLAVE.

  • Chapter VII IONE ENTRAPPED. THE MOUSE TRIES TO GNAW THE NET.

  • Chapter VIII THE SOLITUDE AND SOLILOQUY OF THE EGYPTIAN. HIS CHARACTER ANALYSED.

  • Chapter IX WHAT BECOMES OF IONE IN THE HOUSE OF ARBACES. THE FIRST SIGNAL OF THE WRATH OF THE DREAD FOE.

  • BOOK THE THIRD

  • Chapter II THE NOONDAY EXCURSION ON THE CAMPANIAN SEAS.

  • Chapter III THE CONGREGATION.

  • Chapter IV THE STREAM OF LOVE RUNS ON. WHITHER?

  • Chapter V NYDIA ENCOUNTERS JULIA. INTERVIEW OF THE HEATHEN SISTER AND CONVERTED BROTHER. AN ATHENIAN'S NOTION OF CHRISTIANITY.

  • Chapter VI THE PORTER. THE GIRL. AND THE GLADIATOR.

  • Chapter VII THE DRESSING-ROOM OF A POMPEIAN BEAUTY. IMPORTANT CONVERSATION BETWEEN JULIA AND NYDIA.

  • Chapter VIII JULIA SEEKS ARBACES. THE RESULT OF THAT INTERVIEW.

  • Chapter IX STORM IN THE SOUTH. THE WITCH'S CAVERN.

  • Chapter X THE LORD OF THE BURNING BELT AND HIS MINION. FATE WRITES HER PROPHECY IN RED LETTERS, BUT WHO SHALL READ THEM?

  • Chapter XI PROGRESS OF EVENTS. THE PLOT THICKENS. THE WEB IS WOVEN, BUT THE NET CHANGES HANDS.

  • BOOK THE FOURTH

  • Chapter II A CLASSIC HOST, COOK, AND KITCHEN. APAECIDES SEEKS IONE. THEIR CONVERSATION.

  • Chapter III A FASHIONABLE PARTY AND A DINNER A LA MODE IN POMPEII.

  • Chapter IV THE STORY HALTS FOR A MOMENT AT AN EPISODE.

  • Chapter V THE PHILTRE. ITS EFFECT.

  • Chapter VI A REUNION OF DIFFERENT ACTORS. STREAMS THAT FLOWED APPARENTLY APART RUSH INTO ONE GULF.

  • Chapter VII IN WHICH THE READER LEARNS THE CONDITION OF GLAUCUS. FRIENDSHIP TESTED. ENMITY SOFTENED. LOVE THE SAME, BECAUSE THE ONE LOVING IS BLIND.

  • Chapter VIII A CLASSIC FUNERAL.

  • Chapter IX IN WHICH AN ADVENTURE HAPPENS TO IONE.

  • Chapter X WHAT BECOMES OF NYDIA IN THE HOUSE OF ARBACES. THE EGYPTIAN FEELS COMPASSION FOR GLAUCUS. COMPASSION IS OFTEN A VERY USELESS VISITOR TO THE GUILTY.

  • Chapter XI NYDIA AFFECTS THE SORCERESS.

  • Chapter XII A WASP VENTURES INTO THE SPIDER'S WEB.

  • Chapter XIII THE SLAVE CONSULTS THE ORACLE. THEY WHO BLIND THEMSELVES THE BLIND MAY FOOL. TWO NEW PRISONERS MADE IN ONE NIGHT.

  • Chapter XIV NYDIA ACCOSTS CALENUS.

  • Chapter XV ARBACES AND IONE. NYDIA GAINS THE GARDEN. WILL SHE ESCAPE AND SAVE THE ATHENIAN?

  • Chapter XVI THE SORROW OF BOON COMPANIONS FOR OUR AFFLICTIONS. THE DUNGEON AND ITS VICTIMS.

  • Chapter XVII A CHANCE FOR GLAUCUS.

  • BOOK THE FIFTH

  • Chapter II THE AMPHITHEATRE.

  • Chapter III SALLUST AND NYDIA'S LETTER.

  • Chapter IV THE AMPHITHEATRE ONCE MORE.

  • Chapter V THE CELL OF THE PRISONER AND THE DEN OF THE DEAD. GRIEF UNCONSCIOUS OF HORROR.

  • Chapter VI CALENUS AND BURBO. DIOMED AND CLODIUS. THE GIRL OF THE AMPHITHEATRE AND JULIA.

  • Chapter VII THE PROGRESS OF THE DESTRUCTION.

  • Chapter VIII ARBACES ENCOUNTERS GLAUCUS AND IONE.

  • Chapter IX THE DESPAIR OF THE LOVERS. THE CONDITION OF THE MULTITUDE.

  • Chapter X THE NEXT MORNING. THE FATE OF NYDIA.

  • Chapter the Last WHEREIN ALL THINGS CEASE LETTER FROM GLAUCUS TO SALLUST, TEN YEARS AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII.

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