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The Cairo trilogy

Author: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; William M Hutchins
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2001.
Series: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 248.
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"Naguib Mahfouz's trilogy of colonial Egypt is the story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain's occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth century." "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 introduces us to his  Read more...
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Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006.
Cairo trilogy.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2001
(OCoLC)648584840
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; William M Hutchins
ISBN: 0375413316 9780375413315
OCLC Number: 48641887
Description: xliii, 1313 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Palace walk --
Palace of desire --
Sugar street.
Series Title: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 248.
Other Titles: Palace walk.
Palace of desire.
Sugar street.
Novels.
Responsibility: Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by William Maynard Hutchins [and others] ; with an introduction by Sabry Hafez.
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"Naguib Mahfouz's trilogy of colonial Egypt is the story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain's occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth century." "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 introduces us to 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. Al-Sayyid Ahmad's rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination in Palace of Desire, as the world around them opens to the currents of modernity and political and domestic turmoil brought by the 1920s. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz's vivid tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax as the aging patriarch sees one grandson become a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the lover of a powerful politician." "Throughout the trilogy, 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."--Jacket.

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