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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton :the secret agent who made the pilgrimage to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and brought the Arabian nights to the West

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-501) and index.

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Gold Gato, November 18, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Sir Richard Francis Burton was extraordinary, one of those polymath Victorians who explored the world while writing poetry and speaking multiple languages. This is the best biography I have read about the great man and his travels. The author actually travelled to the sites of Burton's life, which gives the reader a closeup view of Burton's exotic nature.

Sir Richard crossed the Somali desert, was the first European to reach Lake Tanganyika, wrote a comprehensive book on swordsmanship, lived in a brothel while studying mysticism, translated the ARABIAN NIGHTS, and visited the forbidden city of Mecca (in disguise). A rather full life.

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ISBN:
9780684191379
Subtitle:
(the secret agent who made the pilgrimage to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and brought the Arabian nights to the West )
Author:
Rice, Edward
Publisher:
Scribner's
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Scholars
Subject:
Scholars -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
al-°adad 6
Publication Date:
c1990
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xix, 522 p., 18 p. of pla

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History and Social Science » Middle East » Travel Accounts
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