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Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1

Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
ISBN 13: 9780385264662
ISBN 10: 385264666
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 1990-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $16.00

Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

Publishers Weekly

This first volume in the 1988 Nobel Prize winner's Cairo Trilogy describes the disintegrating family life of a tyrannical, prosperous merchant, his timid wife and their rebellious children in post-WW I Egypt. ``Mahfouz is a master at building up dramatic scenes and at portraying complex characters in depth,'' lauded PW. (Jan.)