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Khufu's Wisdom

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Pharaoh Khufu is battling the Fates. At stake is the inheritance of Egypt's throne, the proud but tender heart of Khufu's beautiful daughter Princess Meresankh, and Khufu's legacy as a sage, not savage, ruler. As the tale begins, Khufu is bored in his great palace at Memphis. To entertain him, his architect Mirabu expounds on the mighty masterwork he has so far spent ten years building, with little yet showing above ground - what will become the Great Pyramid of Giza. Mirabu and the clever vizier Hemiunu try other amusements as well - but to no avail. Then one of the king's sons fetches a magician with the power to predict the future. The sorcerer says that Khufu's own offspring will not inherit Egypt's throne after him, but that it will fall instead to a son born that very morning to the High Priest of Ra. Furious, Khufu and his crown prince, the ruthless Khafra, set out to change the decree of the Fates - which fight back in the form of Djedefra, the boy at the center of the prophecy, and his heart's desire, Princess Meresankh. Yet will the unsuspecting Khufu survive the intrigue around him - not only to finish his long-awaited book of wisdom, but to become truly wise?

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Pharaoh Khufu is battling the Fates. At stake is the inheritance of Egypt's throne, the proud but tender heart of Khufu's beautiful daughter Princess Meresankh, and Khufu's legacy as a sage, not savage, ruler.

Synopsis:

A new edition of the famous novel from Naguib Mahfouz, the 1988 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774248061
Translator:
Stock, Raymond
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Stock, Raymond
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Location:
Cairo
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Arabic
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Arabic fiction
Subject:
Pharaohs.
Subject:
Egyptian fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
1260
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
9.20x6.24x.77 in. 1.24 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Pharaoh Khufu is battling the Fates. At stake is the inheritance of Egypt's throne, the proud but tender heart of Khufu's beautiful daughter Princess Meresankh, and Khufu's legacy as a sage, not savage, ruler.
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