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The Resource Pompeii : a novel, Robert Harris

Pompeii : a novel, Robert Harris

Label
Pompeii : a novel
Title
Pompeii
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. 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. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. And now there is a crisis on the Augusta’s sixty-mile main line--somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. 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.--Amazon.com
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120624
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Robert
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineers
  • Volcanoes
  • Historical fiction
  • Vesuvius (Italy)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
Label
Pompeii : a novel, Robert Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780679428893
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003058446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
ocm52773463
Label
Pompeii : a novel, Robert Harris
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780679428893
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003058446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
ocm52773463

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