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Palace Walk - (Cairo Trilogy) by Naguib Mahfouz (Paperback)

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  • 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.
  • About the Author: Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen.
  • 544 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary
  • Series Name: Cairo Trilogy

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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



Review Quotes




"The alleys, the houses, the palaces and mosques and the people who live among them are evoked as vividly in Mahfouz's work as the streets of London were conjured up by Dickens." --Newsweek

"Rich in psychological insight and cultural observation. . . . A majestic and capacious accomplishment." --The Boston Globe

"A tale told with great affection, humor, and sensitivity, in a style that in this translation is always accessible and elegant." --The New York Times Book Review

"Palace Walk is a feast indeed." --Chicago Tribune



About the Author



Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.05 Inches (H) x 5.29 Inches (W) x .96 Inches (D)
Weight: .88 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Cairo Trilogy
Publisher: Anchor Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2011
TCIN: 13736499
UPC: 9780307947109
Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-4998
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.96 inches length x 5.29 inches width x 8.05 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.88 pounds
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