Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

A New York Times best-seller when it was first published, Rice's biography is the gripping story of a fierce, magnetic, and brilliant 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 engrossing, larger-than-life Victorian figure, and Rice's splendid biography lays open a portrayal as dramatic, complicated, and compelling as the man himself.


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Publisher Da Capo Press
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ISBN 9780306810282
Pages 702 pages
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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton
Language: en
Pages: 702
Authors: Edward Rice
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-06-07 - Publisher: Da Capo Press

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Richard Francis Burton
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Serinity Young
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-31 - Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

"An examination of the life and journeys of the famed world explorer"--Provided by publisher.
The Book of the Sword
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Sir Richard Francis Burton
Categories: Swords
Type: BOOK - Published: 1884 - Publisher:

The Complete Works of Sir Richard Francis Burton (Illustrated & Annotated Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 10943
Authors: Richard Francis Burton
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-13 - Publisher: e-artnow

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator and diplomat. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented
Delphi Collected Works of Sir Richard Francis Burton (Illustrated)
Language: en
Pages: 12817
Authors: Sir Richard Francis Burton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-06 - Publisher: Delphi Classics

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The Works of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sir Richard Francis Burton
Categories: Amazons
Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:

The Works of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: First footsteps in East Africa
Language: en
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Authors: Sir Richard Francis Burton
Categories: Amazons
Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:

A Dedication to Sir Richard Francis Burton
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Various
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-21 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821–1890) was a British writer, poet, linguist, explorer, translator, geographer, ethnologist, orientalist, Freemason,
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Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Byron Farwell
Categories: Africa
Type: BOOK - Published: 1963 - Publisher:

Biography of English adventurer Sir Richard Burton, who was a linguist, scholar, Orientalist, collector of erotica, secret agent, and explorer of the Nile.
Paths Without Glory
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: James L. Newman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

Few people have garnered so much enduring interest as Sir Richard Burton. A true polymath, Burton is best known today for his translations of the Kama Sutra and