A number one bestselling Roman thriller from the award-winning master of the literary and historical thriller genre: Robert Harris. A thrilling depiction of one of. Pompeii Author: Robert Harris This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own. Pompeii is a novel by Robert Harris, published by Random House in It blends historical In , a film version of the book had been planned and was to be directed by Roman Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
I picked this up having recently visited Pompeii, thinking it might be interesting to read something set in that city.
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Pompeii : A Novel. Robert Harris. Random House Publishing Group16 dec. A literally shattering climax. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii. But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried.
The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared.
Attilius—decent, practical, and incorruptible—promises Pliny, the famous scholar who commands the navy, that he can repair the aqueduct before the reservoir runs dry. His plan is to travel to Pompeii and put together an expedition, then head out to the place where he believes the fault lies. But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town, and Attilius soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work—both natural and man-made—threatening to destroy him.
With his trademark elegance and intelligence, Robert Harris, bestselling author of Archangel and Fatherlandre-creates a world on the brink of disaster. Pompeii Robert Harris Fragmentweergave - His novels have sold more than six million copies and been translated into thirty languages.
He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and three children. Bibliografische gegevens. Pompeii Robert Harris Gedeeltelijke weergave -