The Story of My Life: Memoir

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Story of My Life is an inspiring autobiographical account of one of the best-known 19th-century German novelists. The autobiography carries the reader from 1837, the year of the author's birth in Berlin, to 1863, when his first novel, An Egyptian Princess, was finished. In this captivating account, Ebers has told the story of his growth from childhood to maturity, when the loss of his health forced the turbulent student to lead a quieter life, and inclination led him to begin his Egyptian studies, which, as we know today, resulted, first of all, in the writing of An Egyptian Princess, then in his travels in the land of the Pharaohs and the discovery of the Ebers Papyrus, the treatise on medicine dating from the second century BC, and finally in the series of brilliant historical novels set in the ancient Egypt times.

About the Author

Georg Ebers (1837-1898) was a German Egyptologist and novelist. He is best known for his discovery of the Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest medical documents in the world. Ebers early conceived the idea of popularizing Egyptian lore by means of historical romances. His first novel, An Egyptian Princess, obtained a great success. His subsequent works of the same kind were also well received, and did much to make the public familiar with the discoveries of Egyptologists. Ebers also turned his attention to other fields of historical fiction – especially the 16th century.

Product Details

Publisher: Musaicum Books

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 248 Pages

Filesize: 339.8 KB

ISBN: 4064066381103