Uarda - A Romance of Ancient Egypt

German-language fiction translated by Clara Bell as part of the Arundel Series. Decorative maroon colored cover with 3/4 design on cloth with gold band on spine. 5" x 7" with 471 pages. Pages are browned but intact, faded spine, edgewear, rubbing, and soil. No date, circa 1890s. Nineteenth century novel from the German Egyptologist and novelist who discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus at Luxor. Ebers early conceived the idea of popularizing Egyptian lore by means of historical romances. His first novel, An Egyptian Princess was published in 1864 and obtained great success. His subsequent works of the same kind Uarda (1877), Homo sum (1878) - of which the scene is laid in Egypt at the time of Hadrian - Serapis (1885) and Cleopatra (1894), 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 (The Burgomaster's Wife, 1882) without, however, attaining the success of his Egyptian novels.

  • Georg Ebers (Translated from the German By Clara Bell)
  • William L. Allison