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Titel: Palace Walk
Verlag: The Doubleday Publishing Group, Westminster, MD, U.S.A.
Einband: Soft cover
The Uncorrected Proof/ Advance Reading Copy of this classic novel. The first novel of The Cairo Trilogy. Book has nice covers with slight shelf wear. Binding is good with only one crease on the spine. Pages are clean and tight. A good collector's copy for fans of this author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001368
Inhaltsangabe: Palace Walk is the first 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. Palace Walk introduces us to his gentle, oppressed wife, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons?the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal. The family?s trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two world wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries.
Translated by William Maynard Hutchins and Olive E. Kenny
Vom Verlag: The first volume of The Cairo Trilogy, Mahfouz's most important work--an unforgettable epic available in translation for American readers eager to discover the storytelling genius of the foremost Arab novelist of this century.
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