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Posted December 7, 2012
Many know the story of Moses – a young boy born to Jewish parents and raised by Egyptian royalty, but most have not read it in an entertaining fashion as presented by Dorothy Clarke Wilson in the historical fiction, Moses: The Prince of Egypt. At the time of Moses’ birth, it was declared by the Pharaoh that Hebrew boys are drowned at birth, but Moses’ mother sends him down the Nile River in a basket, soon to be discovered by a beautiful Egyptian woman, who also happens to be the sister of the Pharaoh. She takes him as her own and he grows up behind palace walls – unbeknownst to them that he is Hebrew.
Wilson takes readers on a journey with Moses as he is exiled from the palace after killing an Egyptian slave driver. Wilson’s descriptive accounts of Moses, his experiences with God and quest to save his people make him very personal and real – he is no longer a figure from the Book of Exodus, but a real man who did as he was instructed to do. The novel is an exciting, but historical, read and served as a guideline for the famed Hollywood production by Cecil B. DeMille, The Ten Commandments. Readers will thoroughly enjoy this wonderful account of Moses and his life from start to finish!
Posted November 23, 2012
Moses, the Prince of Egypt is a richly detailed and in-depth fictionalized novel written by author Dorothy Clarke Wilson. The historical novel retells the familiar Bible story of Moses, a prominent figure in the Old Testament literature. Wilson's writing style brings the life of Moses into three-dimensional reality; her descriptions of clothing, scenery, atmosphere and background invoking all the senses.
Wilson's rendition of Moses adheres to the biblical story, and enhances it with dialogue, narrative and extremely detailed prose, that while may be slightly off-putting to some of today's readers, serves its purpose in bringing the story of Moses to life in a luxurious detail. From his birth to his recovery from the Nile River by his future adopted ‘mother’, Bithiah, the daughter of the Pharaoh, Wilson's Moses is a strong yet sympathetic character struggling against oppression, tyranny, and prejudice against the Jewish people in ancient Egypt.
Wilson's use of adjectives and adverbs in Moses, the Prince of Egypt, paints a masterpiece in historical detail surrounding the tale of Moses, who led the Jewish people from 400 years of slavery and oppression by the Egyptian Pharaoh, and follows him into the Promised Land. Familiar biblical characters; Moses, his younger brother, Aaron, and his older sister Miriam and other supporting characters, are pulled from the pages of Exodus and given a breath of life through Wilson’s exquisite literary skills.