Palace Walk is the first novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork.The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. Palace Walk intro...
Series: The Cairo Trilogy (Book 1)
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (November 29, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 106288
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A fascinating look at Muslim life in Cairo at the beginning of the 20th century. The cloistered lives of the women seem almost like exaggerations at times; they are expected to live their lives entirely inside the home and under cover. In fact, a ...
his gentle, oppressed wife, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons—the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal. The family’s trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two world wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries.Translated by William Maynard Hutchins and Olive E. Kenny