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Palace of Desire

Naguib Mahfouz

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ISBN 10: 0385264674 / ISBN 13: 9780385264679
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Uncorrected proof. Near fine in wrappers with modest fading along the spine. Bookseller Inventory # b17924

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Title: Palace of Desire

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Issued without dust jacket.

Edition: First Edition.

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The second volume of the highly acclaimed  Cairo Trilogy from the winner of the  Nobel Prize for Literature. Filled with compelling  drama, earthy humor, and remarkable insight,  Palace Of Desire is the unforgettable  story of the violent clash between ideals and  realities, dreams and desires.

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Naguib Mahfouz was most prominent literary figure in the Arab world of the Twentieth Century, best known for his Cairo Trilogy (Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Walk), which became an international bestseller. He was born in Cairo in 1911 and lived in the suburb of Agouza with his wife and two daughters for the rest of his life. He published more than thirty novels as well as many collections of short stories, plays and screenplays. In 1988, Mr Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Arab writer to win it. In 1994, after the publication of a novel that led him into trouble with Egypt's religious authorities, an attempt was made on his life, but he died peacefully in 2006, aged 94.

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