Palace Walk

Front Cover
Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1990 - Fiction - 498 pages
17 Reviews
The bestselling first volume of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy is being published in paperback to coincide with the hardcover release of Palace of Desire, the second book. His "masterwork" is the engrossingh saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Eqypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
7
3 stars
4
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Pferdina - LibraryThing

This huge novel follows the lives of one family living in Cairo in the early 1900's, during the British occupation. The father is strict and severe at home, but a dissolute party animal with his ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - stef7sa - LibraryThing

Strangely enough the author gives the impression of not being very concerned about whether his readers remain interested in his story or not. Opportunities to tell exciting events are neglected ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (1990)

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.

Bibliographic information