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The Egyptologist

(2004)
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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 fiancée'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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Egyptologist: A Novel
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 1-4000-6250-0 / 978-1-4000-6250-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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2004 : USA Hardback

Title: The Egyptologist: A Novel
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 1-4193-1041-0 / 978-1-4193-1041-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RB Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Egyptologist
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 0-7156-3399-6 / 978-0-7156-3399-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Egyptologist: A Novel
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 0-8129-7259-7 / 978-0-8129-7259-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Egyptologist
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 0-7394-5151-0 / 978-0-7394-5151-9 (USA edition)
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2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Egyptologist
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 1-58836-414-3 / 978-1-58836-414-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

September 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Egyptologist
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Egyptologist
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Egyptologist
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 1-4025-8956-5 / 978-1-4025-9619-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Egyptologist: A Novel
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Random House
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