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    Egyptian: A Novel (Rediscovered Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Mika Waltari

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    DescriptionFirst 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.


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    Title
    Egyptian
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mika Waltari
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 503
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 550 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781556524417
    ISBN 10: 1556524412
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC12A: 823
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FJH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC014000
    DC22: 894/.54133
    LC classification: PH355.W3 S513 2002
    Thema V1.0: FJH
    Edition
    2002
    Edition statement
    2002nd ed.
    Publisher
    Chicago Review Press
    Imprint name
    Chicago Review Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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"