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A.D. 62, Pompeii : a novel

Author: Rebecca East
Publisher: New York : iUniverse, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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A twenty-first century woman is stranded in first century Pompeii when a time travel experiment goes awry; she is sold to a wealthy family as a house slave. This provides her with an intimate, upstairs/downstairs perspective on household life in ancient times. At first she does menial work, but she improves her situation by telling stories and making prophecies. As her influence grows, she wins the love of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca East
ISBN: 059526882X 9780595268825 0595656331 9780595656332
OCLC Number: 52800731
Description: v, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: AD 62
Responsibility: by Rebecca East.

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A twenty-first century woman is stranded in first century Pompeii when a time travel experiment goes awry; she is sold to a wealthy family as a house slave. This provides her with an intimate, upstairs/downstairs perspective on household life in ancient times. At first she does menial work, but she improves her situation by telling stories and making prophecies. As her influence grows, she wins the love of her master and his daughter and provokes the vengeful jealousy of his wife. In this gentle fable about the power of stories that include fairy tales and great works of literature to argue for women's rights and the humanity of slaves, and to inspire herself and others to be resourceful, courageous and independent. Miranda's own life becomes as mythic as the stories she tells. In a narrative that is part adventure, past romance, and part fantasy, the heroine triumphs over adversity and makes a place for herself in the world of the past...

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