Die Kane-Chroniken 1: Die rote Pyramide

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 7486

Ins Museum? An Heiligabend? Bescheuerte Idee, findet Sadie. Sie sieht ihren Vater, den Ägyptologen Dr. Julius Kane, doch eh nur zwei Mal im Jahr und dann so was! Aber Sadie und ihr Bruder Carter merken schnell, dass es ihrem Vater nicht um verstaubte Sarkophage geht – er will den Gott Osiris beschwören! Das geht allerdings schief und stattdessen wird er von einer glutroten Gestalt entführt. Sadie und Carter müssen es mit der gesamten ägyptischen Götterwelt aufnehmen, um ihren Vater zu befreien.

Azeth, the Egyptian, Vol. 2 of 3

A Novel (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483699205

Category: Poetry

Page: 440

View: 459

Excerpt from Azeth, the Egyptian, Vol. 2 of 3: A Novel And still the eyes glare fixedly upon him, and the lips are parting to speak, while the hand is uplifting in warning and censure. And he saw no more the mighty temples, -giant shrines of a giant creed, -nor the heaven-ward rising obelisks; nor the countless towers and columns raising their. Noble majesty in the spring-tide air; and he saw no more the thick-strewn lights of the sky, -the moon with her bright robe the stars with their radiant hair - Earth and Heaven were alike shut out from his eight; and nothing was before him but that Titanic statue in its calm gloriousness, looking down with a pitying rebuke. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Committee

A Novel

Author: Ṣunʻ Allāh Ibrāhīm

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815607267

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 3693

Tells the story of a man who is brought before a group known as the Committee to defend himself against unnamed charges.

Nefertiti

A Novel

Author: Michelle Moran

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394217

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7838

Fast-paced and historically accurate, Nefertiti is the dramatic story of two unforgettable women living through a remarkable period in history. Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods. From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people but fails to see that powerful priests are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person brave enough to warn the queen is her younger sister, Mutnodjmet. Observant and contemplative, Mutnodjmet has never shared her sister’s desire for power. She yearns for a quiet existence away from family duty and the intrigues of court. But remaining loyal to Nefertiti will force Mutnodjmet into a dangerous political game; one that could cost her everything she holds dear. Teeming with love, betrayal, political unrest, plague, and religious conflict, Nefertiti brings ancient Egypt to life in vivid detail. “Meticulously researched and richly detailed . . . an engrossing tribute to one of the most powerful and alluring women in history.” –Boston Globe

Arab Culture and the Novel

Genre, Identity and Agency in Egyptian Fiction

Author: Muhammad Siddiq

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135980519

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6143

This book explores the complex relationship between the novel and identity in modern Arab culture against a backdrop of contemporary Egypt. It uses the example of the Egyptian novel to interrogate the root causes – religious, social, political, and psychological – of the lingering identity crisis that has afflicted Arab culture for at least two centuries.

The Automobile Club of Egypt

A novel

Author: Alaa Al Aswany

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875798

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5404

In British-occupied Egypt, on the eve of the 1952 revolution, respected landowner Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen on hard times. Bankrupt, he moves his family to Cairo and takes a menial job at the Automobile Club, a luxurious lodge for its European members, where Egyptians appear only as fearful servants. When Abd el-Aziz’s pride gets the better of him and he stands up for himself, he is subjected to a corporal punishment that ultimately kills him—leaving two of his sons obliged to work in the Club. As the nation teeters on the brink of change, both servants and masters are subsumed by social upheaval, and the Egyptians of the Automobile Club face a choice: to live safely but without dignity as servants, or to risk everything and fight for their rights. Exuberant and powerfully moving, The Automobile Club of Egypt is an essential work of social criticism from one of the Arab world’s greatest literary voices.

The Modern Egyptian Novel

A Study in Social Criticism

Author: Hilary Kilpatrick

Publisher: London : Ithaca Press for the Middle East Centre, St. Anthony's College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arabic fiction

Page: 254

View: 4676

Includes a section on the earlier period, i.e. ca 1910-1945.

Das Erbe des Magus

Roman

Author: Wilbur A. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596179473

Category:

Page: 631

View: 6056

Pharaoh's Daughter

A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Author: Julius Lester

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152066628

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 182

View: 8784

A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to become a prophet of his people, while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.

Im Brunnen der Manuskripte

Roman

Author: Jasper Fforde

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423407867

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8589

Ein Riesenspaß für alle, die Literatur lieben! Die Welt der Literatur gegen alle möglichen Missetäter zu verteidigen, ist eine ehrenvolle, aber auch nervenaufreibende Aufgabe. Wen wundert es also, dass Thursday Next sich zu ihrem Mutterschaftsurlaub in die tiefsten Tiefen des Brunnens der Manuskripte zurückzieht. Genauer gesagt auf ein gemütliches Flug-Hausboot in einem drittklassigen, unlesbaren Krimi, der wahrscheinlich nie veröffentlicht wird. Aber das Leben hier ist nicht ungefährlich: Gleich am ersten Tag steht Thursday Next einer wilden Meute von Grammasiten gegenüber, Big Martin scheint sie vernaschen zu wollen und eine gruppentherapeutische Sitzung zur Verminderung der Wut in Wuthering Heights wird ihr fast zum Verhängnis. - Erneut gelingt es Jasper Fforde, in einer kühnen Mischung von Spott und heißer Verehrung die Welt der Literatur auf gänzlich ungewohnte Weise in Szene zu setzen.

Die Schmelze

Roman

Author: Risto Isomäki

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732516164

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 7537

Risto Isomäkis Ökothriller - endlich auch als E-Book erhältlich! Jahrtausendealte versunkene Städte werden an der indischen Küste entdeckt. Für die Forscherin Amrita sind sie Zeugen einer urzeitlichen Eisschmelze im Himalaja - und einer Naturkatastrophe, die sich heute zu wiederholen droht! Die Eisexpertin Susan hat in Grönland das wegbrechende Eis direkt vor Augen und versucht, die dramatische Entwicklung aufzuhalten. Ein aussichtsloser Wettlauf gegen die Zeit?

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself

Author: Mark Collier,Bill Manley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239494

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

View: 3216

With the help of Egyptologists Collier and Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises. 200 illustrations.

Shooting the Sphinx

A Novel

Author: Avram Noble Ludwig

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466877987

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1336

Shooting the Sphinx: a unique political thriller about an American filmmaker who becomes involved in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 by Avram Noble Ludwig. In Hollywood, Ari Basher is the stuff of legends, the man who always gets the impossible-to-film shots. In Cairo, however, he faces the most difficult and dangerous challenge of his career: he must photograph, from mere feet away, the face of the imperishable Sphinx. The film depends on it, but if Ari damages the ancient Sphinx, he could end up in an Egyptian prison for life or even dead. Compounding his troubles, Ari has saved a dark-haired revolutionary named Farah from being raped by government thugs, and she has turned his life around. Now he is caught in a web of intrigue, torn between his need to work with the military dictatorship to get the shot and his desire for this passionate revolutionary. Losing her is not an option. Will Ari join in the liberation of Egypt? Will he and Farah escape the country alive? Finally . . . will Ari get the shot? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Canal Grande

Roman

Author: Hannu Raittila

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641127440

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6828

Fünf Finnen und ein Sanierungsfall. Was geschieht, wenn fünf Finnen im Auftrag der UNESCO nach Venedig reisen, um die Stadt vor dem Versinken zu retten? Nun, es geschieht eine ganze Menge Unsinn. Urkomisch, intelligent, voller Anspielungen auf Literatur, Kunst und Kultur: „Canal Grande“ ist ein fesselnder Roman und eine unterhaltsame Auseinandersetzung nicht nur mit Venedig, sondern auch mit den Finnen und der abendländischen Kultur. Venedig im Nebel – drei Wochen lang sieht man die Hand vor Augen nicht. Genau in dieser Zeit kommt eine Gruppe finnischer Experten in die Stadt, um im Rahmen eines UNESCO-Projekts die maroden Gebäude der Stadt vor dem Untergang zu bewahren. Ein ehrgeiziges Projekt, doch hier stoßen zwei Mentalitäten aufeinander – die finnische und die italienische. Zu allem Überfluss friert auch noch genau während der Karnevalszeit die komplette Lagune mit allen Kanälen zum ersten Mal seit dem 13. Jahrhundert wieder zu – alle wichtigen Verkehrswege, Strom, Wasser, Heizung und Kanalisation sind lahm gelegt. Was die Finnen zum Verzweifeln bringt, ist den Venezianern allenfalls Anlass zu Experimenten: Ausgelassen wird gefeiert, so lange das Eis hält... • Für alle Fans von Mikael Niemi und Aki Kaurismäki. • Ausgezeichnet mit dem Finlandia-Preis, dem bedeutendsten literarischen Preis des Landes.

Diary of a Jewish Muslim

An Egyptian Novel

Author: Kamal Ruhayyim

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774166434

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4157

Egyptian Muslims and Jews were not always at odds. Before the Arab-Israeli wars, before the mass exodus of Jews from Egypt, there was harmony.Offering an intimate yet panoramic view of the easy coexistence of Muslims, Jews, and Christians in an old neighborhood of Cairo, this sweeping yet personal novel, spanning the 1930s to the 1960s, accompanies Galal, a young boy with a Jewish mother and a Muslim father, through his childhood and boyhood in the vibrant popular quarter of Daher. With his schoolboy crushes and teen rebellions, Galal is deeply Egyptian, knit tightly with his mother, father, and grandfather in old Cairo-a middle-class social fabric of manners and morals, values and traditions that cheerfully incorporates and as cheerfully transcends religion, but a fabric that is about to be torn apart by a bigger world of politics that will also put Galal's very identity to the test.