The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street (Everyman's Library)

The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street (Everyman's Library)

Naguib Mahfouz


 

Naguib Mahfouz’s fantastic epic trilogy of colonial Egypt seems the following in a single quantity for the 1st time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing tale of a Muslim kin in Cairo in the course of Britain’s profession of Egypt within the early many years of the 20 th century.

 

The novels of The Cairo Trilogy hint 3 generations of the relatives of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who principles his loved ones with a strict hand whereas dwelling a mystery lifetime of self-indulgence. Palace Walk introduces us to his mild, oppressed spouse, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his 3 sons–the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching highbrow Kamal. Al-Sayyid Ahmad’s rebellious youngsters fight to maneuver past his domination in Palace of Desire, because the international round them opens to the currents of modernity and political and household turmoil introduced through the Twenties. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz’s brilliant tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax because the getting older patriarch sees one grandson develop into a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the sweetheart of a strong politician.

 

Throughout the trilogy, the family’s trials reflect these in their turbulent nation through the years spanning the 2 international Wars, as switch involves a society that has resisted it for hundreds of years. choked with compelling drama, earthy humor, and noteworthy perception, The Cairo Trilogy is the success of a grasp storyteller.

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