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The Egyptologist

Arthur Phillips

From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil. Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the most dazzling find in the history of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into trouble, having staked his professional reputation and his fiancEe’s fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. Meanwhile, a relentless Australian detective sets off on the case of his career, spanning the globe in search of a murderer. And another murderer. And possibly another murderer. The confluence of these seemingly separate stories results in an explosive ending, at once inevitable and utterly unpredictable. Arthur Phillips leads this expedition to its unforgettable climax with all the wit and narrative bravado that made Prague one of the most critically acclaimed novels of 2002. Exploring issues of class, greed, ambition, and the very human hunger for eternal life, this staggering second novel gives us a glimpse of Phillips’s range and maturity–and is sure to earn him further acclaim as one of the most exciting authors of his generation.

From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil. Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the most dazzling find in the history of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into trouble, having staked his professional reputation and his fiancEe’s fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. Meanwhile, a relentless Australian detective sets off on the case of his career, spanning the globe in search of a murderer. And another murderer. And possibly another murderer. The confluence of these seemingly separate stories results in an explosive ending, at once inevitable and utterly unpredictable. Arthur Phillips leads this expedition to its unforgettable climax with all the wit and narrative bravado that made Prague one of the most critically acclaimed novels of 2002. Exploring issues of class, greed, ambition, and the very human hunger for eternal life, this staggering second novel gives us a glimpse of Phillips’s range and maturity–and is sure to earn him further acclaim as one of the most exciting authors of his generation.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil. Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the most dazzling find in the history of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into trouble, having staked his professional reputation and his fiancEe’s fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. Meanwhile, a relentless Australian detective sets off on the case of his career, spanning the globe in search of a murderer. And another murderer. And possibly another murderer. The confluence of these seemingly separate stories results in an explosive ending, at once inevitable and utterly unpredictable. Arthur Phillips leads this expedition to its unforgettable climax with all the wit and narrative bravado that made Prague one of the most critically acclaimed novels of 2002. Exploring issues of class, greed, ambition, and the very human hunger for eternal life, this staggering second novel gives us a glimpse of Phillips’s range and maturity–and is sure to earn him further acclaim as one of the most exciting authors of his generation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble, Gerard Doyle, Alyssa Bresnahan

Length:

16h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

45:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

35:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

44:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

28:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

28:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

27:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

16:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

53:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:52