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First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power. It is a full-bodied re-creation of a largely forgotten era in the world’s history: the Egypt of the 14th century B.C.E., when pharaohs and gods contended with the near-collapse of history’s greatest empire. This epic tale encompasses the whole of the then-known world, from Babylon to Crete, from...

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Overview

First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power. It is a full-bodied re-creation of a largely forgotten era in the world’s history: the Egypt of the 14th century B.C.E., when pharaohs and gods contended with the near-collapse of history’s greatest empire. This epic tale encompasses the whole of the then-known world, from Babylon to Crete, from Thebes to Jerusalem, while centering around one unforgettable figure: Sinuhe, a man of mysterious origins who rises from the depths of degradation to become personal physician to Pharaoh Akhnaton.

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"Waltari successfully combine[s] research, imagination, and the cunning of a good tale-teller in bringing the generation of Akhnaton to life.” —New York Herald Tribune

"A grand immersion into an epic tale." —Philadelphia Inquirer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556524417
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Rediscovered Classics Series
  • Edition number: 2002
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mika Waltari (1908–1979) is best known for his historical novels, which include The Etruscan and The Roman. He is widely considered the greatest Finnish writer of the 20th century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    My Favorite Book of All Time...

    ...and I've read lots of books. This is a book that I actually did judge by the cover (I was looking for anything on ancient Egypt and *first* read it 20 years ago from the public library - I've probably re-read it 5-6 times since then when I really want a treat and am bored with other things I'm reading). This book has EVERYTHING on a grand (but totally believable and for the most part very viceral) scale - mystery, love, war, loss, loyalty, betrayal, happiness, sorrow, heartbreak, murder, horror, intrigue, suspense, HUGE life mistakes/lessons, monarchy, theology - oh, and it's very comical in parts, too. A thoroughly enjoyable book - you'll laugh, you'll cry - well, you know...

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2006

    My Most Memorable Book I've Ever Read

    I first read the Egyptian when I was only 13 years old. I am now 59. I've read many good books in my lifetime, but none will ever excede this one. I loved everything about Egypt, past and present, because of this book. The story will linger in your mind long after it is read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2004

    my favorite book, got me hooked on any thing ancient Egypt

    I have read the Egyptian 30 years ago in Germany and own it written in German. I am so glad I found it in English so everyone in my circle can read it and understand what I talked about all these years.It is truely a remarkable book, teaching ancient Egyptian history through fiction. The book is well researched and easy to read, and will transport you into time 4000 years ago. Best of all it is historicly correct. Great book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2005

    Simply Amazing

    No matter what was happening in this book, I felt for Sinuhe. I felt him, his character came alive with Waltari's words. Sinuhe's feelings dwelled in my chest and I couldn't imagine a better book. Tells of true Ancient Egypt, none the less it is fiction. A beautifully written historical piece that I could read as many times as my years would allow.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    Awesome book!

    The Egyptian is a story about, you guessed it, ancient Egypt. It's not like a documentary, it's a real novel. It takes you into the life of Sinuhe, the Egyptian, and his adventures and the recollections of his life. I would recommend this book to many people!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2004

    Like good food

    Read this first when I was about 16 or 17. Loved it then and now. Opens windows that have remained open. (My son's middle name is Sinuhe.) Won't argue with its historicity, but is it really about ancient Egypt or pre-war Europe? Think about it. Anyway, it is a lovely, fun book. Read Waltari's 'A Nail Merchant At Nightfall' for more sad fun and insight. Enjoy all you who live alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    Great book!

    I just have to say that this book is one of my favourite books because it really brings to life that angient Egypt and gives you some kind of an idea about what it was like to live there during that time. And even though I don't like all the incidents described in the book, as they are quite violent and obscene, I still acknowledge the fact that this kind of a behaviour was propably common around Egypt at that time. I'd like to recommend this book to everyone who's interested in Egypt... and by the way, even though nobody's propably interested, I'm also from Finland...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    excellent!

    i think it is one the novels i ve ever read and besides the historical importance,the way Mika has told the story is making it excellent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2002

    A Fantastic Epic!!!!!

    The author captures the essence of ancient egypt. Even though more than a millenium has passed, i can't help but notice that it is still a very familiar world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2000

    An amazing novel!

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. The story is great, the characters and passions that surround them, you find yourself in the ancient world finding out that humans... will always be humans. Fantastic!!

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