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From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo Trilogy, comes Akhenaten, a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt.In this beguiling  novel, originally published in Arabic in 1985, Mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story of the "heretic pharaoh," or "sun king,"--the first known monotheistic ruler--whose iconoclastic and controversial reign during the 18th Dynasty (1540-1307 B.C.) has uncanny resonance with modern sensibilities.  Narrating the novel is a young man with a passion for the truth, who questions the pharaoh's contemporaries after his horrible death--including Akhenaten's closest friends, his most bitter enemies, and finally his enigmatic wife, Nefertiti--in an effort to discover what really happened in those strange, dark days at Akhenaten's court. As our narrator and each of the subjects he interviews contribute their version of Akhenaten, "the truth" becomes increasingly evanescent.  Akhenaten encompasses all of the contradictions his subjects see in him: at once cruel and empathic, feminine and barbaric, mad and divinely inspired, his character, as Mahfouz imagines him, is eerily modern, and fascinatingly ethereal.  An ambitious and exceptionally lucid and accessible book, Akhenaten is a work only Mahfouz could render so elegantly, so irresistibly.

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Reader's opinions about Akhenaten by Naguib Mahfouz

Verda Harvey
This book was a gripping and unforgettable experience. The intricate plot kept me guessing, and I couldn't wait to uncover the next layer of the story. The character development was exceptional, and I felt a deep connection with each one. The themes explored resonated with me on a personal level, and I found myself contemplating them long after finishing the book.
Ida Martin
This book exceeded all my expectations. The world-building was rich and immersive, and the characters felt like real people with their strengths and vulnerabilities. The author's ability to evoke emotions through their words is commendable. I was swept away by the tale of bravery and resilience, and it will stay with me for a long time.
Lark Dawson
Reading this book was a deeply moving and transformative experience. The author's evocative writing transported me to a place where I felt every emotion alongside the characters. The themes of resilience, courage, and self-discovery struck a chord in my heart. This book is a true gem that I'll treasure forever.

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