The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians: A Collection of Poems, Narratives, and Manuals of Instruction from the Third and Second Millennia BC (Kegan Paul Library of Ancient Egypt) (Hardcover)
Intended as an introduction to the study of Egyptian literature, this series of writings represents all great periods of Egyptian literary activity under the Pharaohs. These writings have been collected from a variety of sources, including tombs, papyri, stelae and other monuments. The texts selected were chosen not only for their high quality, but also for their representation of the most important themes of Egyptian literature: religion, mythology, and morality. Legends, tales of travel and adventure, historical works, poetry, and fairy tales are also included.