Three Novels of Ancient Egypt: Khufu's Wisdom/Rhadopis of Nubia/Thebes at War

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt: Khufu's Wisdom/Rhadopis of Nubia/Thebes at War

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ISBN-13: 9780307266248
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series Series
Pages: 648
Sales rank: 1,079,300
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.43(d)

About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Select Bibliography     xxx
Chronology     xxxii
Map of Ancient Egypt     1
Khufu's Wisdom     1
Rhadopis of Nubia     187
Thebes at War     373
Glossary for Khufu's Wisdom     590
Translators' Acknowledgments     593

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Three Novels of Ancient Egypt: Khufu's Wisdom/Rhadopis of Nubia/Thebes at War 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
neurodrew on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The three novels are early works of the author, melodramatic and romantic, but with strong characters who have interesting internal lives, and conflicts. I always prefer a setting in historical times to a modern setting. I enjoy learning about unfamiliar customs, and habits of everyday life. The stories are linked with the history of Pharoahs of ancient Egypt, each with a love story. The introduction is very long, reminding me of the essays I had to write in high school, best read after the books.
US- More than 1 year ago
Three highly overwrought stories that read more like romance novels that serious historical fiction. Plus, his grasp of Egyptian historical fact is very tenuous.
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Another spear bridge arena.