Pharos, the Egyptianis a Victorian horror novel by Guy Boothby.
Pharos, the Egyptian is a mummy revenge thriller with romance and some supernaturalism in which a very sinister old man, Pharos, proves to be Ptahmes, a mummy who has survived through the centuries with full magical powers.
Pharos is one of the most evil,vile, inhuman, conscienceless villains to make his way into a book; he is someone who will stop at nothing to ensure the success of his horrific plan. He is ”as cruel and as remorseless as Satan himself,” and god help anyone in his path.
Pharos, the Egyptian was first published in 1899. E-Book: ePUB, 89.000 words, average reading time 7 hours, 25 min.
Guy Newell Boothby (1867–1905) was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction in variety magazines around the end of the nineteenth century. He lived mainly in England. He is best known for such works as the Dr Nikola series, about an occultist criminal mastermind who is a Victorian forerunner to Fu Manchu, and Pharos, the Egyptian, a tale of Gothic Egypt, mummies' curses and supernatural revenge.