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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Scribner's, Jun 1, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 522 pages
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The Victorian English adventurer Sir Richard Burton was an explorer, writer, linguist, secret agent, and fighter for women's sexual liberation. Rice repeated Burton's travels, often at the risk of his own life, to write this fascinating account of one of the world's multifaceted geniuses. Illustrated.

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User Review  - Liz Carson - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this thorough and yet fairly concise biography of the proto-anthropologist, linguist, accomplished swordsman, diplomat and writer Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton. His innumerable ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paulo Reimann - Goodreads

One of the best bio I ever read. Not only an interesting person, who lived to learn, a great author. Each page was a tremendous pleasure to read. Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
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The Gypsy Child
7
Dark and Sooty England Sunny France
13
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Rice has written documentary movie scripts and hundreds of magazine articles, and has traveled throughout Asia and Africa in his work providing written and photographic medical reports for the United Nations. He has written over 20 books.

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