Título: PALACE WALK, PALACE of DESIRE, SUGAR STREET ...
Editorial: Doubleday, U.S.A.
Año de publicación: 1990
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
A sweeping and evocative portrait of both a family and a country struggling to move toward independence in a society that has resisted change for centuries. Set against the backdrop of Britain's occupation of Egypt immediately after World War I, Palace Walk introduces us to the Al Jawad family. Ahmad, a middle-class shopkeeper runs his household strictly according to the Qur'an while at night he explores the pleasures of Cairo. A tyrant at home, Ahmad forces his gentle, oppressed wife and two daughters to live cloistered lives behind the house's latticed windows, while his three very different sons live in fear of his harsh will.From the Publisher:
The first volume of The Cairo Trilogy, Mahfouz's most important work--an unforgettable epic available in translation for American readers eager to discover the storytelling genius of the foremost Arab novelist of this century.
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