Glaucus and Ione
- The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Sidgwick, 522 pp, £6.95, December 1979, ISBN 0 283 98587 9
The recent Pompeii exhibition has been a success in America; and this is why we are offered a handsome new edition of Bulwer-Lytton’s novel, based upon one produced at the Officina Bodoni in Verona for the Limited Editions Club. Sixteen reproductions of Pompeian paintings from the catalogue of the exhibition illustrate the book; there are also some somewhat drab woodcuts by Kurt Craemer. There is a lively introduction by Edgar Johnson.
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