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Arachne by Georg Ebers is a riveting historical novel that takes readers back to ancient Egypt. The story follows the life of Arachne, a weaver who finds herself caught in the political turmoil of the time. Through her eyes, readers witness the power struggles, betrayals, and alliances that shaped the fate of this ancient civilization.

Ebers' writing is rich and evocative, bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of ancient Egypt. The characters are complex and well-developed, each with their own motivations and desires. Arachne herself is a strong and resilient protagonist, determined to navigate the treacherous waters of palace intrigue.

The plot is full of twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they follow Arachne's journey. Ebers does a masterful job of blending history and fiction, seamlessly weaving together fact and imagination to create a compelling narrative.

Overall, Arachne is a captivating read that will transport readers to a different time and place. It is a must-read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction or is fascinated by ancient Egypt.

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Ledscha, living in ancient Egypt, has lost her betrothed and all hope of love. But the gods see otherwise. She now loves a Greek sculptor, who only wanted her for a model, but even that will not happen. She has been replaced by another woman for the statue of Arachne. Who do the gods see her with? Is it the Greek, or someone else? This work is the last written and published in German by Georg Ebers before he died in 1898. He wrote many novels set it ancient Egypt, which sparked the general interest in and popularity of Egyptology that still thrives today. This book was translated into English also in 1898.

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