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Georg Moritz Ebers - bibliography

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German egyptologist and author, 1837-1898.


    Scholarly works:
  • Egypt and the Books of Moses. 1867-1868. Novels:
  • Homo Sum.
    Christian anchorite accepts false accusation, unmerited exile. Setting is Mt Sinai. A. L. Burt, publisher, 1877.
  • The Emperor.
    The subject is Hadrian in Egypt, about 130 AD. Gottsberger, 1881.
  • Eine ägyptische Königstochter1884.
    (An Egyptian Princess).
  • Serapis. Paul, publisher, 1885.
    Setting is Egypt. Girl's conversion illustrates conflict between Christianity and Paganism.
  • Cleopatra. Appleton, publisher. 1894.
    Set in Alexandria, this novels concerns the last years of Cleopatra.
  • Per Aspera. Low, publisher. 1893.
    Relgious conflict in Alexandria in early 3rd c AD.
  • Die Geschichte meines Lebens. Autobiography. 1892. Ebers’ collected works, 32 volumes, were published 1893-1897.

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