Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome
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Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome

By Wilkie Collins
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A romance of the fifth century, in which many of the scenes described in the 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ' are reset to suit the purpose of the author. Only two historical personages are introduced into the story,- the Emperor Honorius, and Alaric the Goth; and these attain only a secondary importance. Among the historical incidents used are the arrival of the Goths at the gates of Rome, the Famine, the last efforts of the besieged, the Treaty of Peace, the introduction of the Dragon of Brass, and the collection of the ransom,- most of these accounts being founded on the.

Table of Contents
  • ANTONINA
  • OR, THE FALL OF ROME
    • by
  • WILKIE COLLINS
    • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS.
    • CHAPTER 1. GOISVINTHA. CHAPTER 2. THE COURT. CHAPTER 3. ROME. CHAPTER 4. THE CHURCH. CHAPTER 5. ANTONINA. CHAPTER 6. AN APPRENTICESHIP TO THE TEMPLE. CHAPTER 7. THE BED-CHAMBER. CHAPTER 8. THE GOTHS. CHAPTER 9. THE TWO INTERVIEWS. CHAPTER 10. THE RIFT IN THE WALL. CHAPTER 11. GOISVINTHA'S RETURN. CHAPTER 12. THE PASSAGE OF THE WALL. CHAPTER 13. THE HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS. CHAPTER 14. THE FAMINE. CHAPTER 15. THE CITY AND THE GODS. CHAPTER 16. LOVE MEETINGS. CHAPTER 17. THE HUNS. CHAPTER 18. THE FARM-HOUSE. CHAPTER 19. THE GUARDIAN RESTORED. CHAPTER 20. THE BREACH REPASSED. CHAPTER 21. FATHER AND CHILD. CHAPTER 22. THE BANQUET OF FAMINE. CHAPTER 23. THE LAST EFFORTS OF THE BESIEGED. CHAPTER 24. THE GRAVE AND THE CAMP. CHAPTER 25. THE TEMPLE AND THE CHURCH. CHAPTER 26. RETRIBUTION. CHAPTER 27. THE VIGIL OF HOPE. THE CONCLUSION. 'UBI THESAURUS IBI COR.'
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • GOISVINTHA.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • THE COURT.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • ROME.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • THE CHURCH.
    • CHAPTER 5.
    • ANTONINA.
      • THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • AN APPRENTICESHIP TO THE TEMPLE.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • THE BED-CHAMBER.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • THE GOTHS.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • THE TWO INTERVIEWS.
    • CHAPTER 10.
    • THE RIFT IN THE WALL.
    • CHAPTER 11.
    • GOISVINTHA'S RETURN.
    • CHAPTER 12.
    • THE PASSAGE OF THE WALL.
    • CHAPTER 13.
    • THE HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS.
      • THE MISSION OF THE TEAR
    • CHAPTER 14.
    • THE FAMINE.
    • CHAPTER 15.
    • THE CITY AND THE GODS.
    • CHAPTER 16.
    • LOVE MEETINGS.
    • CHAPTER 17.
    • THE HUNS.
    • CHAPTER 18.
    • THE FARM-HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER 19.
    • THE GUARDIAN RESTORED.
    • CHAPTER 20.
    • THE BREACH REPASSED.
    • CHAPTER 21.
    • FATHER AND CHILD.
    • CHAPTER 22.
    • THE BANQUET OF FAMINE.
      • TO GLYCO
    • CHAPTER 23.
    • THE LAST EFFORTS OF THE BESIEGED.
    • CHAPTER 24.
    • THE GRAVE AND THE CAMP.
    • CHAPTER 25.
    • THE TEMPLE AND THE CHURCH.
    • CHAPTER 26.
    • RETRIBUTION.
    • CHAPTER 27.
    • THE VIGIL OF HOPE.
    • THE CONCLUSION.
    • 'UBI THESAURUS IBI COR.'
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