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Valley of the Kings : A Novel of Tutankhamun

Carter, Elizabeth E. (Cecilia Holland)

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ISBN 10: 0525227776 / ISBN 13: 9780525227779
Published by Dutton/Plume, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1977
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Title: Valley of the Kings : A Novel of Tutankhamun

Publisher: Dutton/Plume, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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It was a time of religious and political upheaval--the heretic Pharaoh Akhenten's religious reforms had been defeated by the power of the Priests of Amun, and the young boy King, Tutankhamun, had been placed on the throne. There was a famine in the land, and ongoing deadly intrigue in the Court as different factions maneuvered to gain control of Egypt. It ended in the mysterious death of the young king, and his hasty, secret burial.

Nearly thirty-five hundred years later, in the 1920s, a young British archaeologist named Howard Carter becomes obsessed with finding Tutankamun's tomb. But he must struggle with more than the secretive nature of the ancient Egyptians--his world cannot go on without the approval of the modern Egyptian bureaucracy or without continued financial support from the British peer who is looking for treasure more than knowledge.

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"[Valley of the Kings] is a must for Holland fans, and solid fare for everyone else." --Publishers Weekly

"Cecelia Holland moves through history like a sorceress with a time machine." --Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Cecelia Holland's novel VALLEY OF THE KINGS deftly re-creates the Egypt of Howard Carter in the early twentieth century as that single-minded archeologist searches for the tomb of King Tutankhamun. . . . With Carter as her narrator, Holland describes the heat, dust, thievery, and bureaucracy of the time. Her evocative prose is vivid and exotic, allowing the reader to hear the buzz of tropical flies and feel as sweat-soaked as her characters." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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