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This is a monstrous, depraved, beautiful and lofty book, obviously the work of a genius - the last third I found completely riveting, but I have to say it felt like I was being... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Neuromancer
Salammbô has been called an epic poem in prose and it is certainly a novel filled with oriental texturing, visual brilliance, and a lush descriptive quality. Read morePublished on July 12, 2011 by Paul Miller
I read the Mondial release of this book and I found the translation horribly confusing at times. There are also several typos. Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by R. McMahon
This review is specifically referring to the Mondial edition of Salammbo. Within the first 10 pages, I counted many sloppy typos - it's regrettable that there isn't really another... Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by J. Smith
Gustave Flaubert was one of these writers(Baudelaire , Victor Hugo,Chateaubriand, etc) whose imagination was set on fire by the immensely rich Archeological discoveries of the 19th... Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by Francois BARDOL
THE STORY: This historically-based account takes place just before and during a revolt of mercenary warriors against Carthage [a series of cities on the Gulf of Tunis, near the... Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Patrick W. Crabtree
In the movie, Citizen Kane, this is the opera that is being performed by Susan Alexander, proteg
ee of Kane. Orson Wells was a great reader.
Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
Salammbo needs to be read as a novel, not as a work of history. Read more