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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:50 pm    Post subject: Does anyone know... Reply with quote

Does anyone know if there is a book like written in the times of ancient egypt. A book that is written by an author but supposedly written by like an ancient egyptian...it's hard to explain, but does anyone know of a book like this?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey !

Do you mean a novel wriiten from the piont of view of an Egyptian?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey !

Do you mean a novel wriiten from the piont of view of an Egyptian?

Because if so I would recommend River God by Wilbur Smith. Its told from the piont of a slave called Taita and its about the life of his Mistress Lady Lostris. Its really endearing and sad and ocassionally a little violent. It does contain some good facts as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mika Waltari wrote a book called "The Egyptian".
The story is very loosely based on the story of Sinuhe (an ancient egyptian tale). But the story has been moved to the time of Akhenaten.

The book is not historically acurate Smile But it is written from the perspective of an ancient egyptian. It is meant to be the story of a man called Sinuhe as told by him. There's a description here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1556524412/202-7374193-2700665

Some of the stories by Pauline Gedge read a bit as though the stories are being told by the egyptians, but I'm not sure if that's what you meant.
This is from the British amazon.com, but it's a list of Pauline Gedge books
You can look at their descriptions and see if this could be what you're looking for. Check out "Child of the Morning". It's a novel about Hatshepsut. Very good Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your replys and yes that is what I was talking about.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I could help! You should also try warlock by Wilbur Smith and Chritian Jaoqs(possibly wrong spelling!) books. They're the story of Rameses 2. They actually quite accurate.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you like mysteries? There are several series of books that are quite good. Lyndia S. Robinson and Lauren Haney come to mind.
In my opinion, the books by Pauline Gedge are out-standing. She seems to have the ability to describe ancient Egypt in masterful, and accurate, detail.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Child of the Morning by pauline Gedge, really recommend that

Also out of print but personal favs

Joan Grant - Winged Pharoah, Eyes of Horus, Lord of the Horizon (got me into Beni Hassan big time, not historically correct but I love them)
Mika Waltaru - Sinuhe - The Egyptian
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Child of the Morning will probably be the next book I do read.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will check those out too. I am very much into mysteries. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.C.Doherty has written a couple.
He wrote Slayers of Seth [click for more info] and a couple of other mysteries (The Anubis Slayings etc). They are quite good.
The slayers of Seth and the Anubis Slayings take place during the time of Hatshepsut.

I also really like Diana Wilder link to amazon.com.
Pharaoh's Son takes place during the time of Ramses II.
The City of Refuge takes place after Amarna (but deals with that time period)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...I don't know which to choose from now. Confused Smile
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