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
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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Review: Captain Sir Richard Francis BurtonUser Review - Denise Ferrary-Olson - Goodreads
Read this one for a paper I did on the iconoclasts of Victorian society. So enjoyed it. Read full review
Review: Captain Sir Richard Francis BurtonUser Review - Gordon Gravley - Goodreads
Burton lived the life of an adventure novel, and Rice's telling of this great explorer and spy reads like one, as well. Read full review
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