Palace Of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy Volume 2 by Naguib Mahfouz: front coverPalace Of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy Volume 2 by Naguib Mahfouz: back cover

Palace Of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy Volume 2 by Naguib Mahfouz (1994 Paperback)


£5.00

Very good condition used Paperback.

1994 Reprint Edition published by
Black Swan Books, London.
Author: Naguib Mahfouz.
ISBN: 0552995819.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 125mm w x 25mm d.

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Palace Of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy Volume 2 by Naguib Mahfouz

(The Cairo Trilogy)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used Paperback.

1994 Reprint Edition published by Black Swan Books, London.
Author: Naguib Mahfouz.
ISBN: 0552995819.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 125mm w x 25mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition pictorial covers with some creasing, rubbing and signs of handling. Intact slightly faded and creased spine. 421 clean, slightly tanned pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Palace Of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy Volume 2 by Naguib Mahfouz:

”The sensual and provocative second volume in the Cairo Trilogy, Palace Of Desire follows the Al Jawad family into the awakening world of the 1920’s and the sometimes violent clash between Islamic ideals, personal dreams and modern realities.

Having given up his vices after his son’s death, ageing patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad pursues an arousing lute-player – only to find she has married his eldest son. His rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination as they test the loosening reins of societal and parental control. And Ahmad’s youngest son, in an unforgettable portrayal of unrequited love, ardently courts the sophisticated daughter of a rich Europeanised family.”