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  • Published: 1 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9781841593050
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 632
  • RRP: $29.99

Mahfouz Trilogy Three Novels of Ancient Egypt



Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War
Translated by Raymond Stock, Anthony Calderbank and Humphrey Davies
Introduction by Nadine Gordimer

"If the urge to write should ever leave me", Mahfouz said in an interview recently, "I want that day to be my last."

The books' titles are taken from actual streets in Cairo, the city of Mahfouz's childhood and youth.
The trilogy follows the life of the Cairene patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad and his family across three generations, from World War I to the overthrow of King Farouk in 1952.

  • Published: 1 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9781841593050
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 632
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian author who won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his writing. He is probably best known for his acclaimed 'Cairo Trilogy'. Comprising three novels - Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street - it explores three generations of one Cairene family between 1917 and 1953.

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Praise for Mahfouz Trilogy Three Novels of Ancient Egypt

Who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind

New York Times

The earliest novels are set in the Pharaonic milieu of ancient Egypt. But here already there are side-long glances at today's society.

Swedish Academy

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