The Egyptologist Topics for Discussion

Arthur Phillips
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What motivates Ralph Trilipush?

List the prejudices that Harold Ferrell carries into his investigations.

Speculate why Macy never responds to Harold Ferrell's letters.

What does CCF have to hide from Ralph?

Compare and contrast the characters of Howard Carter and Ralph Trilipush.

Why does Ralph not seek medical attention for his crushed foot?

Briefly tell the story of Atum-hadu, according to Ralph.

Assign actors, living or dead, to the roles of Ralph Trilipush, Paul Caldwell, Harold Ferrell, Margaret Finneran, and Chester Crawford Finneran.

Why must homosexual students at Oxford hide their sexual orientation in the early 20th century?

Howard Carter actually lived and discovered King Tut's tomb. Research his life and describe the parallels with the fictional lives of Paul Caldwell and Ralph Trilipush.

What makes the overall story tragic, funny, and mysterious?

Why might the author have decided to not include a prologue...

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