The Cat of Bubastes

The Cat of Bubastes

By: G. A. Henty
Published by: Blackie & Son (UK)
Publication Date: 1888

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Enslaved by a conquering army, the young prince Amuba finds friendship in the house of an Egyptian high priest, where he acts as a companion to the priest's son, Chebron. The entire household plunges into peril when Chebron accidentally kills a cat—and not just any cat, but the cat designated as the sacred cat of the great temple at Bubastes. A riot ensues, and the boys must flee, embarking on a long and hazardous journey to Amuba's homeland of Rebu.

Set in 1250 B.C., the time of Moses, this thrilling adventure story offers an evocative look at the ancient Egyptian world. Skillfully interwoven in the narrative thread are fascinating, accurate details about Egyptian religion and geography, the methods by which the Nile was used for irrigation, and the ways the Egyptians made war and were prepared for burial.

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The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt Reprint

The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt
Reprinted in 2012 by Dover Publications
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Unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Blackie & Son, London, 1888.

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