Book List in Order: 44 titles

  • Meet the people of Cairo’s Gamaliya quarter. There is Nabqa, son of Adam the waterseller who can only speak truths; the beautiful and talented Tawhida who does not age with time; Ali Zaidan, the gambler, late to love; and Boss Saqr who stashes his ...


  • Love under the Rain Clouds is one of the minor works of Egypt’s renowned writer Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006). It was written in 1973, immediately after the Six Day War. That brief but disastrous conflict marked the lowest point in modern Egyptian his...


  • Anchor proudly presents a new omnibus volume of three novels--previously published separately by Anchor--by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Assembled here is a collection of Mahfouz's artful meditations on the vicissitudes of...


  • A new volume of three novels–previously published separately by Anchor–by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Together with The Beggar, The Thief and The Dogs, and Autumn Quail (published by Anchor in December 2000), these ...


  • Selected and translated by the distinguished scholar Denys Johnson-Daivies, these stories have all the celebrated and distinctive characters and qualities found in Mahfouz's novels:  The denizens of the dark, narrow alleyways of Cairo, who struggle...


  • A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   By the Arab world’s foremost novelist, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, famous for The Cairo Trilogy—the masterwork in which Mahfouz sets down life in middle class Cairo during the interwar year...


  • Nearly sixty of Egypt’s past leaders -- from the time of the Pharoahs to the twentieth century -- are summoned to judgment in the Court of Osiris in the Afterlife, in this extraordinary novel by Nobel Prize"winning author Naguib Mahfouz. Befor...


  • A stunning example of Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz's psychological portraiture, The Mirage is the story of an intense young man who has been so dominated by his mother that her death sets him dangerously adrift in a world he can...


  • Khan al-Khalili, by Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, portrays the clash of old and new in an historic Cairo neighborhood as German bombs fall on the city. The time is 1942, World War II is at its height, and the Africa Campaign is raging a...






  • Hamid Burhan, a retired government employee, and his loyal wife Saniya have built themselves a home in the quiet southern suburb of Helwan, where they raise their son and two daughters, expecting life to remain as blessed as it was in the photograph ...


  • Love who can count its varieties, measure its force, uncover the masks it wears, or predict how it binds and divides? In this spare novel, master storyteller Naguib Mahfouz gives us some of his most memorable characters, widely familiar to Egyptians ...


  • The novelist's camera pans from the dome of King Fuad University (now Cairo University) to students streaming out of the campus, focusing on four students in their twenties, each representing a different trend in Egypt in the 1930s. Finally the camer...


  • In his final years, Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his storyteller's art to its most essential level. Written with the compression and power of dreams, these poetic vignettes, originally collected in two books, The Dreams and Dreams...


  • This unusual epic from the Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz portrays five generations of one sprawling family against the upheavals of two centuries of modern Egyptian history. Set in Cairo, Morning and Evening Talk traces three related families from...


  • In this gripping and suspenseful novella from the Egyptian Nobel Prize-winner, three young friends survive interrogation by the secret police, only to find their lives poisoned by suspicion, fear, and betrayal. At a Cairo cafe in the 1960s, a leg...


  • From Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz: the three magnificent novels—published in an omnibus edition for the first time—that form an ancient-Egyptian counterpart to his famous Cairo Trilogy. Mahfouz reaches back thousands of years to bring us tales ...


  • Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz draws on his homeland’s rich engagement with the afterlife–and his own near-death experience at the hands of a would-be assassin–in these newly translated, brilliantly mysterious stories of the supernatura...


  • Known and loved throughout Egypt as a work that celebrates the national character, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s Thebes at War tells of a high point in Egyptian history–ancient Egypt’s defeat of Asiatic foreigners who had dominated northern E...


  • At the center of Khufu’s Wisdom, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s majestic first novel, is the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch Khufu (Cheops), for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. When a seer prophesies the end of Khufu’s dynasty and ...


  • Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz mines the riches of his homeland’s ancient past in Rhadopis of Nubia, an unforgettable love story set against the high politics of Egypt’s Sixth Dynasty.While the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis is bathing, a falcon lif...


  • From the Nobel Prize laureate and author of the acclaimed Cairo Trilogy, a beguiling and artfully compact novel set in Sadat's Egypt.The time is 1981, Anwar al-Sadat is president, and Egypt is lurching into the modern world. Set against this backdrop...


  • 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, Mah...


  • The tumultuous alley of this rich and intricate novel (first published in Arabic in 1959) is inhabited by a delightful Egyptian family, but is also the setting for a second, hidden, and more daring narrative: the spiritual history of humankind. T...


  • Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988,Naguib Mahfouz is perhaps the best-known livingArab writer. His books have had great success inthis country, particularly The CairoTrilogy . Fans of the famed trilogy will bedelighted with The Harafi...



  • The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other fam...


  • A novel, first published in Arabic in 1966, by the 1988 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A group of disaffected middle-class Cairenes venture out for a drive which sets off a chain of events that destroys their easy camaraderie and exposes t...


  • In this provocative and dreamy parable, a young man disillusioned by the corruption of his homeland sets out on a quest to find Gebel, the land of perfection, from which no one has ever returned. On his way, Ibn Fattouma passes through a series of...


  • No longer the grand hostelry of past years, the pensione Miramar nonetheless caters to the whims of its five men, attented to by Mariana the Greek, an aging grande dame, and a country girl named, Zohra. Reissue. NYT....






  • Master storyteller Naguib Mahfouz crowns his best-selling Cairo Trilogy with this final chronicle of the Abdal-Jawad  clan, climaxing the story begun in Palace Walk and continued in Palace Of Desire....


  • Centred around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo: Kirsha, the cafe-owner with a scandalous predilection for young boys, Hamida, the matchmaker's daughter, and Zaita, the cripple-maker - who maims and disfigures people...


  • The second volume of the highly acclaimed Cairo Trilogy from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Filled with compelling drama, earthy humor, and remarkable insight, Palace Of Desire is the unforgettable story of the violent clash between id...


  • A collection of the short stories of the Nobel Prize-winning author of Palace Walk represents thirty years of work and features tales of the citizens of Cairo, who struggle to survive amid the city's poverty. Reprint. PW. K....


  • A powerful story of lust, greed and murder.  Unflinching, tough, and dramatic, The Search was most certainly intended to be a harsh criticism of Post-Revolution morality, but, on its most elemental level, it is  a lurid and compelling tale....



  • Isa ad-Dabbagh, a young bureaucrat and one of the early victims of the purge following the 1952 Revolution is the central figure of this tale of moral responsibility, alienation, and political downfall...


  • A complex tale of alienation and despair. Unable  to achieve psychological renewal in the aftermath  of Nasser's revolution, a man sacrifices his work  and family to a series of illicit love affairs  that intensify his feelings of estrangemen...


  • Despite his humble origins, Othman Bayumi dreams of holding the position of Director General of the governmental department where he works as an archives clerk, an impossible dream that supercedes all other interests or people in his life...


  • Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s....



  • Set against the backdrop of the the theater, this novel is a taut psychological drama on and off the stage.  First published in 1981, this brilliant novel focuses on how time transforms people and their emotions....


  • Naguib Mahfouz's haunting novella of post-revolutionary Egypt combines a vivid pychological portrait of an anguished man with the suspense and rapid pace of a detective story.After four years in prison, the skilled young thief Said Mahran emerges ben...



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    Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland’s majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times.From the Predynastic Period, where a cabal of e...