The Spell of Egypt

The Spell of Egypt
Author: Robert Hichens
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1908
ISBN: 1613104413
Category: Egypt
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spell of Egypt

The Spell of Egypt
Author: Robert Hichens
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2005-11-01
ISBN: 159605591X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Egypt one ever seeks the dead in sunshine, black vaults in the land of the gold. But here in Abydos I was accompanied by whiteness. The general effect of Seti's mighty temple is that it is a white temple when seen in full sunshine and beneath a sky of blinding blue. In an arid place it stands, just beyond an Egyptian village that is a maze of dust... -from "Abydos" Leave it to a beloved novelist to bring to life the allure and mystery of Egypt. First published in 1908 under the title Egypt and Its Monuments, this is a beautifully poetic valentine to that desert land by Robert Hichens, one of the most popular fiction writers of the early 20th century. Romantic and transporting, this lovely book explores the "drowsily splendid" pyramids, the "terrible repose" of the Sphinx, the "silver eddies" of the Nile, the "immense aspect of patience" suggested by the Colossi of Memnon, the Tombs of the Kings, where a "king's silence bids you be silent," and more. Whether you've actually traveled down the Nile or have only dreamed about it, you will be swept away by Hichens' idyllic prose. British novelist ROBERT SMYTHE HICHENS (1864-1950) also wrote The Garden of Allah, The Lady Who Lied, and The Paradine Case.

The Spell of Egypt by Robert Hichens

The Spell of Egypt  by Robert Hichens
Author: Robert S. Hichens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1910
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spell of Egypt

The Spell of Egypt
Author: Robert Hichens
Publsiher: IndyPublish.com
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1911
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Egypt
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spell of Egypt

The Spell of Egypt
Author: Archie Bell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1922
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Egypt
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spell of Egypt

The Spell of Egypt
Author: Robert Hichens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2020-06-29
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Why do you come to Egypt? Do you come to gain a dream, or to regain lost dreams of old; to gild your life with the drowsy gold of romance, to lose a creeping sorrow, to forget that too many of your hours are sullen, grey, bereft? What do you wish of Egypt?The Sphinx will not ask you, will not care. The Pyramids, lifting their unnumbered stones to the clear and wonderful skies, have held, still hold, their secrets; but they do not seek for yours. The terrific temples, the hot, mysterious tombs, odorous of the dead desires of men, crouching in and under the immeasurable sands, will muck you with their brooding silence, with their dim and sombre repose. The brown children of the Nile, the toilers who sing their antique songs by the shadoof and the sakieh, the dragomans, the smiling goblin merchants, the Bedouins who lead your camel into the pale recesses of the dunes-these will not trouble themselves about your deep desires, your perhaps yearning hunger of the heart and the imagination.Yet Egypt is not unresponsive.I came back to her with dread, after fourteen years of absence-years filled for me with the rumors of her changes. And on the very day of my arrival she calmly reassured me. She told me in her supremely magical way that all was well with her. She taught me once more a lesson I had not quite forgotten, but that I was glad to learn again-the lesson that Egypt owes her most subtle, most inner beauty to Kheper, although she owes her marvels to men; that when he created the sun which shines upon her, he gave her the lustre of her life, and that those who come to her must be sun-worshippers if they would truly and intimately understand the treasure or romance that lies heaped within her bosom.Thoth, says the old legend, travelled in the Boat of the Sun. If you would love Egypt rightly, you, too, must be a traveller in that bark. You must not fear to steep yourself in the mystery of gold, in the mystery of heat, in the mystery of silence that seems softly showered out of the sun. The sacred white lotus must be your emblem, and Horus, the hawk-headed, merged in Ra, your special deity. Scarcely had I set foot once more in Egypt before Thoth lifted me into the Boat of the sun and soothed my fears to sleep.I arrived in Cairo. I saw new and vast hotels; I saw crowded streets; brilliant shops; English officials driving importantly in victorias, surely to pay dreadful calls of ceremony; women in gigantic hats, with Niagaras of veil, waving white gloves as they talked of-I guess-the latest Cairene scandal. I perceived on the right hand and on the left waiters created in Switzerland, hall porters made in Germany, Levantine touts, determined Jews holding false antiquities in their lean fingers, an English Baptist minister, in a white helmet, drinking chocolate on a terrace, with a guide-book in one fist, a ticket to visit monuments in the other. I heard Scottish soldiers playing, "I'll be in Scotland before ye!" and something within me, a lurking hope, I suppose, seemed to founder and collapse-but only for a moment. It was after four in the afternoon. Soon day would be declining. And I seemed to remember that the decline of day in Egypt had moved me long ago-moved me as few, rare things have ever done. Within half an hour I was alone, far up the long road-Ismail's road-that leads from the suburbs of Cairo to the Pyramids. And then Egypt took me like a child by the hand and reassured me.

The Spell of Egypt

The Spell of Egypt
Author: Robert Smythe Hichens
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 9781722188238
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spell of Egypt by Robert Smythe Hichens Why do you come to Egypt? Do you come to gain a dream, or to regain lost dreams of old; to gild your life with the drowsy gold of romance, to lose a creeping sorrow, to forget that too many of your hours are sullen, grey, bereft? What do you wish of Egypt? The Sphinx will not ask you, will not care. The Pyramids, lifting their unnumbered stones to the clear and wonderful skies, have held, still hold, their secrets; but they do not seek for yours. The terrific temples, the hot, mysterious tombs, odorous of the dead desires of men, crouching in and under the immeasurable sands, will muck you with their brooding silence, with their dim and sombre repose. The brown children of the Nile, the toilers who sing their antique songs by the shadoof and the sakieh, the dragomans, the smiling goblin merchants, the Bedouins who lead your camel into the pale recesses of the dunes-these will not trouble themselves about your deep desires, your perhaps yearning hunger of the heart and the imagination. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Spell of Egypt Classic Reprint

The Spell of Egypt  Classic Reprint
Author: Archie Bell
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2017-12-25
ISBN: 9780484737418
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Excerpt from The Spell of Egypt Somebody wrote The books that have been written about Egypt, would dam the Nile, and since he wrote it enough more books have been written about Egypt to sink a dahabiyeh in the Father of Waters. Nevertheless, Egypt, which sometimes seems to have been the beginning of almost everything that plays a part in the contemporary life of man, is always new. The marvel is not the number of books about Egypt, but that so few have been written. Assuming that every book has its topic, there is reason for wondering why the writers of the world ever went beyond that inexhaustible land of topics. A book might be written about every square foot of Egyptian soil, every monument that raises its head above the ground, every cave in its honeycombed mountains, and every ripple upon the broad bosom of the river that gives the country life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Spell of Egypt

Spell of Egypt
Author: Victoria Wolff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Spell of Egypt

Spell of Egypt
Author: Victoria Wolff
Publsiher: Pinnacle Books
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780523410333
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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SPELL OF EGYPT

SPELL OF EGYPT
Author: Robert 1864-1950 Hichens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-08-27
ISBN: 9781363693801
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spell Od Egypt

The Spell Od Egypt
Author: Robert Smythe Hichens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1910
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spell of Egypt Esprios Classics

The Spell of Egypt  Esprios Classics
Author: Robert Hichens
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 9781006535796
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950) was an English journalist and novelist. Born in Speldhurst in Kent, he was educated at Clifton College, the Royal College of Music, and the London School of Journalism. He wrote lyrics for music, stories, and collaborated in successful plays. He is best remembered now, perhaps, for his satire on Oscar Wilde, The Green Carnation (1894). His novels that were made into films are The Garden of Allah (1905) and The Paradine Case (1933). Amongst his other works are: Flames (1897), The Prophet of Berkeley Square (1902), The Woman with the Fan (1904), The Call of the Blood (1906), The Spell of Egypt (1908), The Way of Ambition (1913), In the Wilderness (1917) and December Love (1922).

Rivers of Living Waters

Rivers of Living Waters
Author: Augustine S. Chea
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN: 9781452000282
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This daily devotional which is intended to speak life in the lives of readers is named “Rivers of Living Waters: A Daily Devotional” because water symbolizes Life. The message it contains is intended to be quick and powerful as it speaks to the contemporary issues of life. The spirit of the message it contains is truth. Because the words that we speak are spirit and life, the author suggest that the words of this book be whispered by readers as they read, because when the written word is spoken, it is even more powerful; that is the power of the tongue. A page a day will enrich your life.

Sex and Society in Gr co Roman Egypt

Sex and Society in Gr  co Roman Egypt
Author: Dominic Montserrat
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1996
ISBN: 0710305303
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

EPIDEMICS in Ancient Egypt

EPIDEMICS in Ancient Egypt
Author: Victoria Goldwyn
Publsiher: epubli
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 3754936719
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EPIDEMICS in Ancient Egypt Book Excerpt:

Epidemics have afflicted people for millennia. They express a growing civilization and reminds us of our vulnerability. They set cultures back again and again at regular or irregular intervals, forcing them to look for the underlying causes. For us who are privileged to study the legacies of the Ancient Egyptians, it becomes more and more apparent that even then, there was an almost holistic approach to dealing with sickness - individual diseases and epidemics. The Ancient Egyptians were good observers and learned to live with the dangers over time. They did this both with the help of magic and with advanced medical treatments for the people of that time. Looking at Ancient Egyptian medicine from a historical perspective is challenging, especially in today's world. This book is aimed at beginners and those readers seeking a concise but precise overview of treatment methods and their textual and archaeological evidence. This book gives you an introduction to the preventive and curative treatments used in Ancient Egypt and also takes a look at the regularly recurring plagues that set people back but never brought them to their knees.

The History of Egypt

The History of Egypt
Author: Glenn Earl Perry
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0313322643
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Provides students and general readers with a concise introduction to the history of Egypt. For all the significance that Egypt's history possesses, the role that Egypt has played in civilization has been a very inconsistent one. In ancient times it occupied a sustained and elevated place as a world leader, while after the Arab-Islamic conquest of the 7th century it has been almost continually dominated by various foreign rulers. And yet, despite its variable political status, Egypt has never ceased to play a central role in the development of the Arab and Islamic world. Anyone interested in the history of Egypt over the past half century, and in the dynamic situations, the people, and events behind it, will benefit from Perry's accessible and engaging investigation. With an emphasis on the past half-century, Egypt's national development through successive periods is traced throughout this work, with four full chapters dedicated to the "liberal" period, Nasir, Sadat, and Mubarak. Perry also discusses Egypt's more general role in the development of the larger Arab-Islamic community. Biographical sketches, a timeline, a glossary and a biographical essay further augment this work, which is ideal for students as well as for the general reader interested in Egypt's history.

Love Between Women

Love Between Women
Author: Bernadette J. Brooten
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2009-02-15
ISBN: 0226075931
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Love Between Women examines female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. Employing an unparalleled range of cultural sources, Brooten finds evidence of marriages between women and establishes that condemnations of female homoerotic practices were based on widespread awareness of love between women. "An extraordinary accomplishment. . . . A definitive source for all future discussion of homoeroticism and the Bible."—Mary Rose D'Angelo, Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review "[Brooten's] convincing analysis . . . not only profoundly reshapes our understanding of the past, but it should also shape the way in which that past, particularly the early Christian texts with their immense normative weight, will be used for the future."—Anne L. Clark, Journal of Lesbian Studies "Love Between Women gives contemporary debates on sexuality a carefully delineated past. It boldly insists upon a different future, one informed by history but not tyrannized by it."—Susan Ackerman, Lambda Book Report "Fascinating, provocative and lucid. . . . Brooten has made a fundamental contribution to women's and gender studies, gay and lesbian studies, and classics."—Elizabeth A. Castelli, Women's Review of Books Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Studies Book, 1997

SPELL OF EGYPT

SPELL OF EGYPT
Author: Robert Smythe 1864-1950 Hichens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-08-28
ISBN: 9781372680786
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Author: Eva Von Dassow
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2008-06-02
ISBN: 9780811864893
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Egyptian Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

Reissue of the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani, the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered, restored in its original sequences of text and artwork.