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  - 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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User Review  - Bill Quam - Goodreads

If we want to understand what is happening in the middle east of our world then we do have to go back in history and see where the seeds were sown for what happens today. What is sometimes difficult ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
1
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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