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Romance of a Mummy and Egypt

Théophile Gautier

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The account he gives, in his novel, of the ancient city of Thebes, of the great necropolis in the valley of Biban el Molûk, of the subterranean tombs, of the precautions taken by the designers to baffle curiosity, of the form and ornamentation of the sarcophagi, of the mummy-cases, of the mummy itself, of the manners, customs, dress, and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, are marvellously accurate. The purely erudite part of the work would probably not have interested the general public, indifferent to the discoveries of archæology, but the introduction of the human element of love at once captivated it; the erudite appreciated the accuracy of the restoration of ancient times and manners; the merely curious were pleased with a well told story, cleverly set in a framework whose strangeness appealed to their love of exoticism and novelty. There have been added by the editor, as bearing upon the subject of the "Romance of a Mummy," two or three chapters from the volume entitled "The Orient," which is made up of a collection of sketches and letters of travel written at different times, and of reviews of books upon Eastern subjects, whether modern or ancient. Summary by (Translator - F. C. de Sumichrast)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:31