Ancient Egypt -- fiction

Aida

By Verdi

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Setting is in Egypt during the time of the Pharaohs. Aida, captive daughter of Ethiopian King, falls in love with the warrior-prince Radames, the new leader of the Egyptian Army. She has a powerful rival in Princess Amneris. Radames brings back Aida's father as captive; he forces his daughter to trick her lover (Radames) into betraying military secrets.

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The Mummy, or, Ramses the Damned

By Anne Rice

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"He was Ramses the Damned in ancient Egypt, but awoke in opulent Edwardian London as Dr. Ramsey, expert in Egyptology. He mixes with the aristocrats and samples their voluptuous lifestyle, but it is for his beloved, Cleopatra, that he longs, and will do anything to be with..."

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Ancient Evenings

By Norman Mailer

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"Mailer breathes life into the figures of that era; the eighteenth dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. His hero, three times reincarnated during the novel, moves in the bright sunlight of white temples, in the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile and in the terrifying clash of battle."

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