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Palace of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 2 - Naguib Mahfouz, William Maynard Hutchins, Lorne M. Kenny, Olive E. Kenny
Palace of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 2
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Palace of Desire is the second novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork.The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd... show more
Palace of Desire is the second novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork.The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. In Palace of Desire, his rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination, as the world around them opens to the currents of modernity and political and domestic turmoil brought by the 1920s.  Translated by William Maynard Hutchins, Lorne M. Kenny, and Olive E. Kenny.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307947116 (0307947114)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: The Cairo Trilogy (#2)
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First line: AL-SAYYID AHMAD Abd al-Jawad closed the door behind him and crossed the courtyard of his house by the pale light of the stars.After seeing Laura's review, this can go on the back burner. Too many great books backed up on the stair treads to clear first and trust me, there are some GREAT ...
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