Free Naguib Mahfouz Books In English To Download

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In addition, I have also included several free films based on Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz’s novels found online.

For the uninitiated, Naguib Mahfouz ( نجيب محفوظ) was an acclaimed Egyptian writer.

He won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Mahfouz wrote engaging short stories, novels and novellas depicting daily life and characters in Syrian society using only Standard Arabic.

Naguib Mahfouz Writing Style And Themes

Many of his novels were written in the style of social realism.

This modern Egypt’s foremost literary figure creates characters whose personal struggles reflects the social, political, religious, and cultural of his Egyptian homeland.

You will find Mahfouz’s stories are usually set in the heavily populated urban quarters of Cairo.

Mahfouz’s characters are based on the ordinary lower and middle class folks trying to cope with the modernization of society and the temptations of Western values.

He uses literary devices such as allegory, symbolism, and experimental narrative techniques to express social and cultural disillusionment, spiritual crisis, alienation, political issues, and corruption in contemporary Egypt.

Over his 70-year writing career, Naguib Mahfouz published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, five plays and movie scripts.

Many of his novels have been made into films which are still popular among the Arabic-speaking world.

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Among them are: Chitchat On The Nile ( Adrift On The Nile), Cairo 30 (Modern Cairo) and Chased By The Dogs (The Thief and the Dogs).


Movies Based On Works By Naguib Mahfouz

Related: Watch these free movies based on Naguib Mahfouz’s writings.

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Chitchat On The Nile (Thartharah fawq al-Nil, ثرثرة فوق النيل ; based on Adrift On The Nile)

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Cairo 30 (Al-Qāhira 30, القاهرة 30) with English subtitles

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The Beginning And The End (Al-Bidaya Wa Al-Nihaya, بداية ونهاية )

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The Mirage (Al-Sarab, السراب)

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Midaq Alley (Spanish movie: El Callejón De Los Milagros)

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Love On The Pyramids Plateau (Al-Hob Fawqa Hadabit al-Haram, الحب فوق هضبة الهرم)

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Karnak Cafe (Al-Karnak,الكرنك )


He was also wrote for Egyptian newspapers.

His stories tackle a wide range of topics, including the controversial and taboo such as socialism, homosexuality, and God.

His 1959 controversial book is “The Children of Gebelawi” aka “Children of the Alley” (Awlād Hāratinā, أولاد حارتنا) was banned.

It is said that this book prompted attempts made on his life.

On October 14, 1994, this Nobel Prize-winning novelist was stabbed several times in the neck with a switchblade outside his Cairo home.

Mahfouz is popularly known for his work titled “The Cairo Trilogy” (Al-Thulāthiyyah, ثلاثية القاهرة).

The three novels are: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street.

This first Arab Nobel laureate novels were then quickly translated into many languages.

Midaq Alley” is the most translated novel which has appeared in more than 30 foreign editions in 15 languages.


Related: For those of you who want to know deeper about the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature, Naguib Mahfouz, check out this free book by Egyptian literary scholar Rasheed El-Enany.

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Naguib Mahfouz: The Pursuit of Meaning
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The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace Of Desire, Sugar Street (Thulathia Al-qahra: Bayn Al-Qasrayn, Qaṣr Al-shawq, Al-Sukkariyyah, السكرية,قصر الشوق,بين القصرين :ثلاثية القاهرة)
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Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy 1 (Thulathia Al-qahra 1: Bayn Al-Qasrayn, ثلاثية القاهرة 1: بين القصرين)
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Palace Of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy 2 (Thulathiat Alqahr 2: Qaṣr Al-shawq, ثلاثية القاهرة 2: قصر الشوق)
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Sugar Street: The Cairo Trilogy 3 (Thulathiat Alqahr: Al-Sukkariyyah, ثلاثية القاهرة 3: السكرية)
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Children Of Gebelawi aka Children Of The Alley (Awlâd hâratinâ, أولاد حارتنا)
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Three Novels Of Ancient Egypt: Khufu’s Wisdom, Rhadopis Of Nubia, Thebes At War (Hikmat Khufu, Radôbîs, Kifah Tibah, عبث الأقدار, رادوبيس, كفاح طيبة)
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Rhadopis Of Nubia: A Novel Of Ancient Egypt (Radôbîs, رادوبيس)
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Khufu’s Wisdom aka Mockery Of The Fates (Abath al-Aqdar, عبث الأقدار)
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Thebes At War (Kifah Tibah, كفاح طيبة)
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Arabian Nights And Days (Layali Alf Layla, ليالي ألف ليلة)
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Midaq Alley (Zuqaq Al-Midaq, زقاق المدق)
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Adrift On The Nile (Thartharah Fawqa Al-Nīl, ثرثرة فوق النيل)
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The Beggar, The Thief And The Dogs, Autumn Quail (Al-Shaḥḥādh, Al-Liṣṣ Wa-Al-Kilāb, Al-Samman Wa-L-Kharif, ,الشحاذاللص والكلاب ,سمان ,والخريف)
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Autumn Quail (Al-Samman Wa-L-Kharif, السمان والخريف )
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Karnak Cafe (Al-Karnak, الكرنك)
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The Harafish (Malhamat Al-Harafish,الحرافيش )
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Miramar (Mīrāmār, ميرامار)
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The Beggar (Al-Shaḥḥādh, الشحاذ)
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Mirrors: A Novel (Al-Maraya, المرايا)
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Coffeehouse: A Novel (Qushtumur, قشتمر)
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Akhenaten – Dweller In Truth (Aleayish Fa Alhaqiqa, العائش فى الحقيقة)
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The Day The Leader Was Killed (Yawm Qutil Al-Za’im, يوم قتل الزعيم)
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The Beginning And The End (Al-Bidaya Wa Al-Nihaya, بداية ونهاية)
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Voices From The Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales (Sawt Min Al-‘Alam Al-Akhar, صوت من العالم الآخر)
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The Time And The Place And Other Stories
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The Mirage (Al-Sarab, السراب)
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Khan Al-Khalili (Khân Al-Khalîlî, خان الخليلي)
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Heart Of The Night (Qalb Al-Layl, قلب اليل)
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The Journey Of Ibn Fattouma (Rihlat Ibn Fattuma, رحلة ابن فطومة)
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Love In The Rain (Al-Hubb Tahta Al-Matar, الحب تحت المطر)
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The Seventh Heaven: Supernatural Stories (Al-Sama’ Al-sabi’a, السماء السابعة)
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The Thief And The Dogs (Al-Liss Wal Kilab, اللص والكلاب)
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Before The Throne (Amama Al-Arsh, أمام العرش: حوار مع الحكام)
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Morning And Evening Talk (Hadīth Al-Sabāḥ Wa-Al-Masā, حديث الصباح والمساء)
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The Dreams (Ahlam Fatrat Al-Naqaha, حلام فترة النقاهة)
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Cairo Modern (Al-Qahira Al-Jadida, القاهرة الجديدة)
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Respected Sir (Hadratu al-Muhtaram, حضرة المحترم)
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Respected Sir, Wedding Song, The Search (Hadratu al-Muhtaram, Afrah Al-Qubba, Al-Tariq)
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The Final Hour aka One Hour Remains (Albaqa Min Alzzaman Saea, الباقي من الزمن ساعة)
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The Mummy Awakens (Yaqzat Al-Mumiya, يقظة المومياء)
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In the Time Of Love (Asir al-Hub, عصر الحب)
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The Quarter
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Wedding Song aka Joy Of The Dome (Afrah Al-Qubba, أفراح القبة)
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Fountain And Tomb aka Stories From Our Neighbourhood (Ḥikāyāt ḥāratinā, حكايات حارتنا)
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Life’s Wisdom: From The Works Of The Nobel Laureate
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On Literature And Philosophy: The Non-Fiction Writing Of Naguib Mahfouz: Volume 1
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The Meaning Of Civilization: Essays On Culture, Religion And Politics (reprint of Essays of the Sadat Era: The Non-fiction Writing Of Naguib Mahfouz: Volume II)
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The Early Mubarak Years 1982–1988: The Non-Fiction Writing Of Naguib Mahfouz, Volume III
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After The Nobel Prize 1989-1994: The Non-fiction Writing Of Naguib Mahfouz, Volume IV
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Echoes Of An Autobiography
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