Author: Mahfouz, Naguib|Calderbank, Anthony|Maá¸¥fÅ«áº“, NajÄ«b
Series: The Egyptian Trilogy (2)
Year Published: 2005
Subcategory: Fiction / Literary
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz mines the riches of his homelandâ€™s ancient past in Rhadopis of Nubia, an unforgettable love story set against the high politics of Egyptâ€™s Sixth Dynasty.
While the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis is bathing, a falcon lifts one of her golden sandals and drops it into the lap of the Pharaoh Merenra II. Upon hearing Rhadopis described as â€œbeauty itself,â€ the young pharaoh decides to return Rhadopisâ€™s sandal himself. When the two meet, they are immediately seized by a passion far stronger than their ability to resist. Thus begins a love affair that makes them the envy of Egyptian society. But blinded by their love and the extravagant attentions they lavish on each other, they ignore the growing resentment of the world around them in this extraordinary tale of star-crossed love.
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