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Mika Waltari by Books LLC

Published June 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781156350713
Paperback
26 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Egyptian, the Secret of the Kingdom, the Adventurer, the Roman,MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Egyptian, the Secret of the Kingdom, the Adventurer, the Roman, the Wanderer, the Etruscan, the Dark Angel. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Egyptian (Sinuhe egyptilainen, Sinuhe the Egyptian) is a historical novel by Mika Waltari. It was first published in Finnish in 1945, and in an abridged English translation by Naomi Walford in 1949. The Egyptian is the first, and the most successful, of Waltaris great historical novels. It is set in a fascinating period of Egyptian history, mostly during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten of the 18th Dynasty, whom some have claimed to be the first monotheistic ruler in the world. The hero of the novel is not Akhenaten, however, but the fictional character Sinuhe, the royal physician, who tells the story in exile after Akhenatens fall and death. Apart from incidents in Egypt, the novel charts Sinuhes travels in then-Egyptian dominated Syria (Levant), Mitanni, Babylon, Minoan Crete, and among the Hittites. The main character of the novel is named after that of an ancient Egyptian text commonly known as The Story of Sinuhe. The original story dates to a time long before that of Akhenaten: texts are known from as early as the 12th dynasty. Supporting historical characters include the old Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his conniving favorite wife Tiy, the wife of Akhenaten Nefertiti, the listless young Tutankhamun (King Tut) who succeeded as Pharaoh after Akhenatens downfall, and the two common-born successors who were, according to this author, integral parts of the rise and fall of the Amarna heresy of Akhenaten, the priest and later Pharaoh Ay, and the warrior-general and then finally Pharaoh Horemheb. Though never appearing onstage, throughout the book the Hittite King Suppilu...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=25934