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The Egyptian Princess

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 524 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1864)
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Elena
It was a little bit hard to start, but fully captivating later on!
Perfect way to get more knowledge of ancient history (570-575 BC). By the eyes of Egyptian princess it tells about Darius the Great, how he became a king of Persia. I found a lot of interesting fact of previous dynasty of Cyrus and Cambyses.
But it not just a dry historical facts. It is a great roman about love and fate.
I read a few books of Ebers, but this one is definitely my favorite.
I think you will enjoy this book if you you l
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Martin
Mar 27, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is deceptively named. Even the preface (all four of them) are deceptive about the content. I began expecting to read about Egyptian culture only to be redirected to the Persian. The story (or the fictional part) was a good read with the expected drama. The historical part was more interesting for me (especially the references and notes). I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it if you are interested in the genre or historical period.
Mel
I randomly found a lovely old edition of this book at the Oxfam by our house. I'd not come across any books by Georg Ebers before but really liked the idea of 19th century fiction about Egypt written by an Egyptologist. The book was quite lovely. It was a lot like Greek drama with much of the action taking place of stage and people sitting around in rooms talking. There was a lot of discussion about the rights of women and how they were treated in various cultures. The book was partly set in Egy ...more
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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—U
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