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The Journey of Ibn Fattouma
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date November 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385423342
ISBN-10 0385423349
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this provocative and dreamy parable, a young man disillusioned by the corruption of his homeland sets out on a quest to find Gebel, the land of perfection, from which no one has ever returned. On his way, Ibn Fattouma passes through a series of very different lands--realms where the moon is worshipped, where marriage does not exist, where kings are treated like gods, and where freedom, toleration, and justice are alternately held as the highest goods. All of these places, however, are inevitably marred by the specter of war, and Ibn Fattouma finds himself continually driven onward, ever seeking. Like the protagonists of A Pilgrim's Progress and Gulliver's Travels, Naguib Mahfouz's hero travels not through any recognizable historical landscape, but through timeless aspects of human possibility.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385423236
 
With D. Johnson-Davis (other contributor) | from Doubleday (September 1, 1992)
9780385423236 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Ibn Fattouma takes the advice of his boyhood tutor, who told him that travel is a good method for finding the meaning of life, and joins a carvan journeying to other lands
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385423342
 
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With Denys Johnson-Davies (other contributor) | from Anchor Books (November 1, 1993)
9780385423342 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.00
About: In this provocative and dreamy parable, a young man disillusioned by the corruption of his homeland sets out on a quest to find Gebel, the land of perfection, from which no one has ever returned.

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