Antonina: The Fall of Rome

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Aug 8, 2008 - History - 380 pages
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Published in 1850, Antonina, or The Fall of Rome was Wilkie Collins's first novel. Using accurate historical details about the Roman emperor Honorius and the Gothic king Alaric, he presents the fictitious character of Antonina and narrates her escapades during the siege of Rome. As she flees the city to preserve her honor, she does not realize the perils she will face.
  

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Review: Antonina, or the Fall of Rome

User Review  - J Eddy - Goodreads

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an early master of mystery and suspense, writing such classics as The Moonstone, The Woman in White, and Basil. Antonina, or, The Fall of Rome was his first published ... Read full review

Review: Antonina, or the Fall of Rome

User Review  - Gail - Goodreads

This was Wilkie Collins first novel. The setting is early 5th century Rome. The Goths, led by Alaric, are at the gates and have blockaded the city. Our heroine Antonina, a very young Roman maiden ... Read full review

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Contents

THE COURT
30
ROME
67
THE CHURCH
90
ANTONINA
119
AN APPRENTICESHIP TO THE TEMPLE
137
THE BEDCHAMBER
181
THE GOTHS
216
THE TWO INTERVIEWS
256
THE RIFT IN THE WALL
272
GOISVINTHAS RETURN
297
THE PASSAGE OF THE WALL
317
THE HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS
334
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Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.

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