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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HarperPerennial, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 664 pages
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Describes the life of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, who explored India, the Near East, and Africa, went to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and introduced the Arabian Nights to the West. Reprint.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

The real Richard Burton, not the actor. A man who tried very hard to realize his potential, and came breathtakingly close. I haven't read his translation of the "Arabian Nights" yet, but it's on my ... Read full review

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User Review  - cdagulleiro - LibraryThing

Extraordinary book of an extraordinary life. Edward Rice can not hide his admiration for Richard. F. Burton. Very well documented without being tiring. I can recommend this book, and actually it is one of my favorite presents to give to people. Read full review

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Introduction
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The Gypsy Child
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Dark and Sooty England Sunny France
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Copyright

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