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PALACE WALK is the first volume of the celebrated 'Cairo Trilogy', the story of 20th century Egypt told through the eyes of the Al Jawad family. A sweeping family saga crossing three generations, the trilogy is set in the old quarter of Cairo, and spans the decades from the early part of the century to Nasser's historic overthrowal of the old regime in 1952. Brimming over with warmth, humour and vivid description, PALACE WALK offer a fascinating insight into this exotic, timeless city and into the mores of a culture so different from our own.
"It is Mahfouz's wonderful ability to delineate human beings from their outer appearances which gives Palace Walk its universal appeal. I shall read it again and again" * Guardian * "Naguib Mahfouz's wonderfully readable family saga provides a riveting and accurate portrait of Egyptian society" * Bookseller * "There is nothing in world literature quite like Palace Walk... This is writing worthy of a Tolstoy, a Flaubert or a Proust" * Independent * "A masterpiece" * The Times * "Naguib Mahfouz's CAIRO TRILOGY puts all contemporary writers in the shade. He is the Arab Tolstoy" -- Simon Sebag Montefiore * Twitter *
ISBN: 9780552995801 ISBN-10: 0552995800 Series: The Cairo Trilogy Audience:
Number Of Pages: 512 Published: November 1994 Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1