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The Egyptian - Mika Waltari, Lynda S. Robinson, Naomi Walford
The Egyptian
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781556524417 (1556524412)
ASIN: 1556524412
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: The Egyptian entire
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Egyptian: A Novel
This just misses five stars--because it took me a long time to warm up to the Sinuhe, the protagonist and narrator, and it's just a little bit too much of a downer. So no, I wouldn't call this a happy tale--but it is a rich epic and great historical fiction of Ancient Egypt under Akhenaton, its here...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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Audio Books : Adventure : MP3/64Kbps : EnglishMika Waltari - The Egyptian - UnbRead by Charlton Griffin Runtime 22 Hours and 23 Minutesblurb - The world of ancient Egypt springs magnificently to life in this astonishing historical novel of love, war, political intrigue, and religious revolution. Tol...
EpidermaS
EpidermaS rated it
5.0 Egipcjanin Sinuhe t.1
"Egipcjanin Sinuhe" jest powieścią historyczną. Ale nie dajcie się zwieść tak prostej klasyfikacji. O czym tak naprawdę jest ta książka? O obyczajach. Podróżując wraz z Sinuhe, poznajemy przeróżne zwyczaje, obrzędy i kultury. Zachwycamy się pięknem Krety, podziwiamy męstwo Hetytów, uczestniczymy w c...
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