Palace of Desire (The Cairo Trilogy II, II)
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Published by The American University in Cairo Press .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL13164399M
ISBN 109774246829
ISBN 109789774246821

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Palace Walk, volume 1 of the trilogy, shifts gears from a family saga to a historical drama when Mahfouz begins to highlight the forces and events surrounding the Egyptian revolution against the British 5/5(1). Palace of Desire (novel) Palace of Desire (Arabic title: قصر الشوق) is a novel by Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, and the second installment of Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy. It was originally published in Arabic in with the title Qasr : Naguib Mahfouz. Palace of Desire is the second novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork. The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad.   Palace of Desire is the second novel of Nobel Prize Winner Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo Trilogy. In it we follow year-old Kamal as he deals with crises of faith and unrequited love in ’s .

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