Apocalypse Then: Bulwer-Lytton’s “The Last Days of Pompeii”

Cover and illustration from the copy of Bulwer-Lytton’s The Last Days of Pompeii in the special collections of the Getty Research Institute (London, William Nicholson, ca. 1883) By Annelisa Stephan / 08.24.2012 Editor and Content Designer Getty Iris Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24, A.D. 79, burying Pompeii and neighboring towns under tons of ash and volcanic debris.[…]