The Egyptian: A Novel
First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power. It is a full-bodied re-creation of a largely forgotten era in the world’s history: the Egypt of the 14th century B.C.E., when pharaohs and gods contended with the near-collapse of history’s greatest empire. This epic tale encompasses the whole of the then-known world, from Babylon to Crete, from Thebes to Jerusalem, while centering around one unforgettable figure: Sinuhe, a man of mysterious origins who rises from the depths of degradation to become personal physician to Pharaoh Akhnaton.
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The book is one of my (uncountable) favourites.
It makes no sense to write its plot. Good books can not be described by hundred words.
They are should-reads.
As having the gift to be multilingual, I've read it in Hungarian, English and German - then I shouldn't have compared them.
Here are my critic addressed to English readers.
1. There are whole pages missing. One example is BOOK 6 - The Day of the False King - chapter 5:
"So Kaptah was lifted to the throne of justice; before him were laid scourge and fetters, the symbols of justice; then the people were called on to step forward and lay their cases before the king.
::::::::: HERE IS AT LEAST TWO PAGE MISSING, two case in details :::::::
When Kaptah had pronounced judgment on some of these..."
Shame on You, translator - Naomi Walford ... (Edited to add: the wikipedia call it abridged translation, so be it.)
2. "in the United States ... widely condemned as obscene"
Nothing obscene in it. The book may be read by benedictine monks - their only problem would be some critic against Egyptian gods, if extended to gods in general...
Ludwigm from Hungary
Review: The Egyptian (The Egyptian entire)User Review - Galen Watson - Goodreads
The Egyptian is one of the finest Egyptian historical fictions ever written. At the same time, the author, Mika Waltari, crafted an adventure novel filled with philosophical overtones that leaves the ... Read full review