Title: The Curse of the Pharaohs
Publisher: Dodd Mead, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1981
Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st. American Edition
1st.edition with full number line in gray boards, blue cloth spine with lightly faded gold titles. In very good condition with only a small light stain on the front cover and another on the front pages edges. Pages are clean and bright, binding tight. Dust jacket is also very good with very small chips at the spine ends, edges and outer corners. Wraparound illustration on jacket, price marked at $10.95. The second of many Amelia Peabody adventures. When an archaeological expedition in Egypt is struck by tragedy, Amelia and her hot headed husband leave the quiet English countryside to face the dangers that surround exploration of the tomb that has been doomed with the Pharaoh's Curse. Bookseller Inventory # 001516
Synopsis: [Read by Susan O'Malley]
Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson and her archaeologist husband are busy raising their young son; yet Amelia dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Happily, circumstances are about to demand their immediate presence in Egypt. Sir Henry Baskerville had just discovered a tomb in Luxor when he promptly died under bizarre circumstances. The tabloids scream of The Curse of the Pharaohs!
Amelia and her husband arrive to find the camp in disarray and the workers terrified. A ghost even appears. It is not at all what Amelia considers an atmosphere conducive to scientific discovery. Thus the indomitable Victorian sets about bringing order to chaos and herself close to danger. How Amelia triumphs over evil and those who would stand between her and her beloved antiquities makes for a delightfully spirited adventure.
About the Author: ELIZABETH PETERS, whose New York Times best-selling novels are often set against historical backdrops, earned a Ph.D. in Egyptology at the University of Chicago. She also writes best-selling books under the pseudonym Barbara Michaels. She lives in Frederick, Maryland.
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