Waltari, Mika The Egyptian

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The Egyptian

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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.

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"The Egyptian contains the ingredients Americans relish: war, women, intrigue, romance, wassail, horror, and lavish scenes of violence..." -- -New York Herald Tribune

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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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