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Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy I. by  Naguib Mahfouz - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 180620002)

Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy I.

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Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy I.

by Mahfouz, Naguib

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Cairo, Egypt: The American University Press in Cairo, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Mahfouz on title page in blue ink, dated 6-3-1990. First English-language edition, probable first printing. (Precedes the Doubleday edition. States "BG" on copyright page with no additional printings.) 498, (1 About the Author), (1, Book Mark) pp. Brown paper over crimson cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine with a little soiling to cloth in Very Good+ dust jacket with some creasing and light rubbing. The first novel in the Cairo Trilogy by the late Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian novelist.

Synopsis

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 became the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
180620002
Title
Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy I.
Author
Mahfouz, Naguib
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The American University Press in Cairo
Place of Publication
Cairo, Egypt
Date Published
1989
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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gilt
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