Antonina, or, The Fall of Rome
by Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Feedbooks 1850
Number of pages: 397
Ancient Rome, AD 408: Young Antonia had the misfortune to live in interesting times -- the days when mighty Rome was brought low by the terror of the Goths, from the period of the march of the Gothic invaders over the Alps to the close of the first barbarian blockade of Rome.
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