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Palace Walk - Cairo Trilogy : Vol 1
Palace Walk - Cairo Trilogy : Vol 1

Palace Walk - Cairo Trilogy : Vol 1

by Naguib Mahfouz

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Black Swan


0552995800 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 498



Naguib Mahfouz
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Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Publisher: Black Swan
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 498
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0552995800


Palace Walk is the first volume of the celebrated Cairo Trilogy, the story of twentieth 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.

Palace Walk opens during the First World War. Ahmad, a prosperous shopkeeper, is a tyrant at home, who terrorizes his devoted wife Amina and keeps her in strict seclusion behind the house's latticed windows. One day, however, Amina is persuaded to venture outside by her young son, but is discovered by Ahmad, who consequently banishes her from his home. As the story unfolds, we discover the sleazier side of Cairo and begin to see Ahmed's behavior is not quite as moral as he would have his family believe.

Brimming over with warmth, humor and vivid description, Palace Walk offers a fascinating insight into his exotic, timeless city and into the mores of a culture so different from our own.


There is nothing in world literature quite like Palace Walk . . This is writing worthy of a Tolstoy, a Flaubert or a Proust. - Philip Stewart, Independent

A masterpiece - Nessim Dawood, The Times

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. - Alice Thomas Ellis, Guardian

Naguib Mahfouz's wonderfully readable family saga provides a riveting and accurate portrait of Egyptian Society. - Bookseller

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