Et in ancient Egypt mainly during the reign f the pharaoh Akhenaton who tried to bring monotheistic worship f Aton the reign f the pharaoh Akhenaton who tried to bring monotheistic worship f Aton Egypt His reign was marked by internal conflict and he and his
descendants in the 18th dynasty were later denounced in the 18th dynasty were later denounced Horemheb and their names were erased in the Egyptian records The worship f Aton is speculated to be a precursor The Preachers Kid of JudaismThe book is in the formf autobiography O Testamento of Sinuhe a physician who rises to become an advisor and friendf pharaohs and kings His travels take him from Egypt to Syria Babylon Mitanni Hattusa and Crete at the end Gangbang Slut of Minoan civilization Albeit set in the 14th century Egypt the travelsf Sinuhe paint a timeless human story in all its foibles and follies It reveals the brutal reality One Con Glory of human civilization where ultimately the strongppress the weak and it is the poor who always sufferAkhenaton is portrayed as a utopian dreamer and visionary who is completely Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows outf touch with the reality All his best intentions lead to death and disaster Sinuhe isn t exactly a very likable character He The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) often comesff as cowardly self centred and arrogant but also as Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, one who tries to do good butnly at the price f losing everythingThe novel is thoroughly "Researched And Historically Accurate "and historically accurate its time There are some inaccuracies like Tutankhamen was the son f Akhenaton and Rameses was not the son f Horemheb but I m guessing these weren t known at the time the book was written This must be my 5th go round n this book I re read it every so ften because I really do consider it to be a classic It was considered almost bscene in it s day because The Man Without a Face of the subject matters that were delt with But it is rather tame for today I first read it and found it uite shocking many years ago but I have a fascination with Egyptian history and I just could not put it downI was made into a movie sometime in the 50 sr 60 s I belive and many things were glossed ver but it still was pretty racey The epic tale is filled with the grandure f ancient Egypt and the carnal life that was prevalent at the tome Gone (Gone, of the Pharoahs so it really exposes somef the rawness Threads Of The Shroud of the worsef human nature and All Seated on the Ground obsessionBut it also deals with intense love and forgiveness in somecases undeserved A very powerful look into the best and the ABSOLUTE worst behavior and moralsf a decaying society that nce ruled the entire world Took me a while to finish but it was totally worth itUniue style Beautiful language Strong characters Sinuhe egyptil inen Sinuhe der Agypter Sinuhe the Egyptian Mika Waltari The Egyptian Sinuhe egyptil inen Sinuhe the Egyptian is a Died re creation f a largely forgotten era in the world’s history the Egypt Wiring of the 14th century BCE when pharaohs and gods contended with the near collapsef history’s greatest empire This epic tale encompasses the whole f the. This just misses five stars because it took me a long time to warm up to the Sinuhe the protagonist and narrator and it s just a little bit too much f a downer So no I WOULDN T CALL THIS A HAPPY TALE BUT wouldn t call this a happy tale but is a rich epic and great historical fiction f Ancient Egypt under Akhenaton its heretic pharaoh Had I not known going in I wouldn t have guessed this novel was written in 1945 Although that might explain some f its bleakness I ve read that when it was published it resonated with people who had seen humanistic ideals "collapse in the face f Stalin Hitler the Holocaust This is "in the face f Stalin Hitler the Holocaust This is in Ancient Egypt Against All Odds over 1300 years before the birthf Christ Akhenation is thought to be the first monotheist so he holds some fascination for Jews Christians and Muslims Before this I had read Naguib Mahfouz s Akhenaten Dweller in Truth Mahfouz is a Muslim and I thought I could detect that coloring his novel Waltari for his part was supposedly a believing Christian His novel doesn t come across as Christian fiction though at all As I said it doesn t come across as written in 1945 I didn t feel as if there was a Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism overlayf a worldview alien to the time in which this was set and for me that s the mark f great historical fiction that you feel transported to another place and time rather than reading modern people in historical costumes In fact I think Waltari did almost too well as I said it took a long time for me to warm to Sinuhe Especially in his youth he was arrogant misogynist and too stupid to live But there are positive strong female characters in this novel they re just not very apparent early n And Waltari set this not just in Egypt this is like a grand tour Payment Due of the Bronze Age world Egypt Canaan Syria Babylon Hatti Crete There are allusions to both Biblical stories and Greek myth Sinuhe was found as a baby floating in the rivern a reed boat and Minea Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, onef the positive female characters is a bull leaper from Minoan Crete and there is a minotaur and a labyrinth According to what I gather from nline Waltari did extensive research for this book and garnered praise even from Egyptologists So truly this novel is a great ride I d recommend to anyone looking for great historical fiction even if I found it a rather melancholy read This book is uite good It s long and dense and reuires a little effort to read but because it s longer you feel involved with the main character The story is about a really interesting era in Egyptian history that most don t focus n and I think I learned uite a lot from it I am interested in Mika s The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, other books now A remarkable historical novel First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned asbscene The Egyptian Turbulence outsold everyther novel published that year and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life changing power It is a full bo.
read Sinuhe egyptiläinenIstorical novel by Mika Waltari It was first published in Finnish in 1945 and in an abridged English translation by Naomi Walford in 1949 apparently from "Swedish rather than Finnish So far it is the nly Finnish novel to be adapted into "rather than Finnish So far it is the nly Finnish novel to be adapted into Hollywood film which it was in 1954 The protagonist Elizabeth Ann Seton of the novel is the fictional character Sinuhe the royal physician who tells the story in exile after Akhenaten s fall and death Apart from incidents in Egypt the novel charts Sinuhe s travels in then Egyptian dominated Syria Levant in Mitanni Babylon Minoan Crete and among the Hittites 1998 1369 642 1370 642 1377 1379 1381 1385 1386 1388 642 9789646092187 1395 9789642895878 9789642895847 9789642895854 20 1366 629 1387 1334 1351 A Captivating TaleIf you enjoy reading about Egypt during the 14th century you should find this a fascinating read For the most part I found it uite captivating and was totally immersed in the story especially the bond developing between the main character Sinuhe and his slave Kaptah Their story alone is well worth the read I did find some parts repetitive and lengthy which was to some extent disappointing Butverall it was extremely well written
with several strong characters throughout the book One f the most powerful historical novels Iseveral strong characters throughout the book One f the most powerful historical novels I ever read The most captivating the panorama f the ancient Egypt in literature The Egyptian Sinuhe egyptil inen 1 2 Mika WaltariThe Egyptian is a historical novel by Mika Waltari It was first published in Finnish in 1945 and in an abridged English translation by Naomi Walford in 1949 apparently from Swedish rather than Finnish So far it is the nly Finnish novel to be adapted into a Hollywood film which it was in 1954 The Egyptian is the first and the most successful f Waltari s great historical novels It is set in Ancient Egypt mostly during the reign f Pharaoh Akhenaten f the 18th Dynasty whom some have claimed to be the first monotheistic ruler in the world 1998 1366 1387 20 1954 1351 1334 The Egyptian Sinuhe egyptil inen Mika WaltariThe Egyptian is a historical novel by Mika Waltari It was first published in Finnish in 1945 and in an abridged English translation by Naomi Walford in 1949 apparently from Swedish rather than Finnish So far it is the nly Finnish Novel To Be Adapted Into A novel to be adapted into a film which it was in 1954 The Egyptian is the first and the most successful f Waltari s great historical novels It is set in Ancient Egypt mostly during the reign f Pharaoh Akhenaten Taught to Obey of the 18th Dynasty whom some have claimed to be the first monotheistic ruler in the world 1998 1366 1387 20 1954 1351 1334. Then known world from Babylon to Crete from Thebes to Jerusalem while centering aroundne unforgettable figure Sinuhe a man Learning to Dance in the Rain of mysteriousrigins who rises from the depths f degradation to become personal physician to Pharaoh Akhnat.