The Egyptian

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The Egyptian

By Mika Waltari; Lynda S. Robinson (Foreword by)

Chicago Review Press, Paperback, 9781556524417, 503pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002

Description
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.


About the Author
Mika Waltari (1908 1979) is best known for his historical novels, which include "The Etruscan" and "The Roman." He is widely considered the greatest Finnish writer of the 20th century.

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Praise For The Egyptian

"Waltari successfully combine[s] research, imagination, and the cunning of a good tale-teller in bringing the generation of Akhnaton to life.” New York Herald Tribune


"A grand immersion into an epic tale." Philadelphia Inquirer

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