Georg Ebers





Georg Ebers


Born
in Berlin, Germany
March 01, 1837

Died
December 13, 1901

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Georg Moritz Ebers, German Egyptologist and novelist, discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus, of ca 1550 BC, named for him (see Ebers papyrus) at Luxor (Thebes) in the winter of 1873–74.

Ebers early conceived the idea of popularizing Egyptian lore by means of historical romances. Eine ägyptische Königstochter was published in 1864 and obtained great success. His subsequent works of the same kind—Uarda (1877), Homo sum (1878), Die Schwestern (1880), Der Kaiser (1881), of which the scene is laid in Egypt at the time of Hadrian, Serapis (1885), Die Nilbraut (1887), and Kleopatra (1894), were also well received, and did much to make the public familiar with the discoveries of Egyptologists. Ebers also turned his attention to other fields of his
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Average rating: 3.65 · 213 ratings · 16 reviews · 404 distinct works
Uarda: A Romance of Ancient...

4.05 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1876 — 38 editions
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An Egyptian Princess

3.92 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1864 — 34 editions
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Die Frau Bürgemeisterin (Hi...

3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2015
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Cleopatra

3.52 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1894 — 38 editions
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The Bride of the Nile

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1886 — 20 editions
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The Emperor

3.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1881 — 15 editions
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The Greylock, and the Nuts

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1893
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Egypt: Descriptive, Histori...

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Arachne

2.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1898 — 21 editions
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Uarda : a Romance of Ancien...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1877 — 11 editions
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“Our deepest sorrows always flow from the same source as might have filled us with joy, and those wounds burn the fiercest which are inflicted by a hand we love.”
Georg Ebers, Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt

“When the draught of happiness which the Gods prepare for some few men, seems to flow clearest and purest, Fate rarely fails to infuse into it some drop of bitterness. And yet we should not therefore disdain it, for it is that very drop of bitterness which warns us to drink of the joys of life thankfully, and in moderation.”
Georg Ebers, Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt

“More to the purpose to think of the future than of the past”
Georg Ebers, Quotes and Images From The Novels of Georg Ebers

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