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The Man who Lost his Shadow

First UK edition of a modern Egyptian classic

Author

Fathy Ghanem, translated by Desmond Stewart. Dustwrapper by Julian Willett.

Publisher

Chapman & Hall, London, 1966
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Printing Details

First UK edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 14cm, 352pp.

This novel tells the story of Yusif Abdul Hamid, a young and ambitious Cairo journalist, through the eyes of four people in turn: Mabruka, the young peasant girl who marries Yusif's aging father while strongly attracted to Yusif; Samia, a minor actress, who Yusif lives with and almost marries but in the end rejects; Muhammad Nagi, the newspaper editor who then marries Samia and who is pushed out of his job by Yusif; and finally Yusif himself, editor-in-chief of the newspaper al-Ayyam, a stranger to himself, "someone I neither love nor hate."

Condition

A good copy. There is some tanning to the wrapper but the book is in strong readable condition.

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Price

£10.00
 

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