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The Last Days of Pompeii (Getty Museum)

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The Last Days of Pompeii
The exhibition draws its name from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1834 novel 
The Last Days of Pompeii, a melodrama of Pompeian life set immediately before the eruption of Vesuvius. One of the most popular literary works of the 19th century, the novel transformed modern perceptions of Pompeii and inspired numerous works of art, several of which are on view in the exhibition.

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