Voices from the Other World

Ancient Egyptian Tales
Product Number: EB00148316
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307430076
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland's majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times. From the Predynastic Period, where a cabal of entrenched rulers banish virtue in jealous defense of their status, to the Fifth Dynasty, where a Pharaoh returns from an extended leave to find that only his dog has remained loyal, to the twentieth century, where a mummy from the Eighteenth Dynasty awakens in fury to reproach a modern Egyptian nobleman for his arrogance, these five stories conduct timeless truths over the course of thousands of years. Summoning the power and mystery of a legendary civilization, they examplify the artistry that has made Mahfouz among the most revered writers in world literature. Translated by Raymond Stock From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Naguib Mahfouz
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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