978-0-306-81028-2 / 9780306810282

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography


Publisher:Da Capo Press



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Paperback. Pub Date: 2001 Pages: 704 Publisher: Da Capo Press This masterpiece of History and biography turns of The real-life adventures of Burton into a the Riveting taleThe last great word on the last great explorer of the The colonial AGE.-Wall Street Journal. A New York Times best-seller when it was first published. Rice's biography is the gripping story of a fierce. magnetic. and illiant man whose real-life accomplishments are the stuff of legend. Rice retraces Burton's steps as the first European adventurer to search for the source of the Nile; to enter. disguised. the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina; and to travel through remote stretches of India. the Near East. and Africa. From his spying exploits to his startling literary accomplishments (the discovery and translation of the Kama Sutra and his seventeen-volume translation of Arabian Nights). Burton was an eng...

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