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Rhadopis of Nubia

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Publisher Comments:

Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz mines the riches of his homeland’s ancient past in Rhadopis of Nubia, an unforgettable love story set against the high politics of Egypt’s Sixth Dynasty.

While the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis is bathing, a falcon lifts one of her golden sandals and drops it into the lap of the Pharaoh Merenra II. Upon hearing Rhadopis described as “beauty itself,” the young pharaoh decides to return Rhadopis’s sandal himself. When the two meet, they are immediately seized by a passion far stronger than their ability to resist. Thus begins a love affair that makes them the envy of Egyptian society. But blinded by their love and the extravagant attentions they lavish on each other, they ignore the growing resentment of the world around them in this extraordinary tale of star-crossed love.

Synopsis:

Pharoah Merenra II embarks on a passionate love affair with the beautiful courtesan Rhadopis, unaware of the growing resentment and intrigues of the world around them, in the story of a doomed romance set against the backdrop of Sixth Dynasty Egypt. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. 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 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.

Anthony Calderbank is the translator of Zaat by Sonallah Ibrahim and two novels by Miral al-Tahawy, The Tent and Blue Aubergine.

Table of Contents

Originally published in Arabic in 1943 as "Radubis"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307427502
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Translated by:
Anthony Calderbank
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Calderbank, Anthony
Author:
Naguib Mahfouz
Author:
Anthony Calderbank
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Egypt History To 332 B.C.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050308
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General

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Product details 240 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307427502 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Pharoah Merenra II embarks on a passionate love affair with the beautiful courtesan Rhadopis, unaware of the growing resentment and intrigues of the world around them, in the story of a doomed romance set against the backdrop of Sixth Dynasty Egypt. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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