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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A comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating figures of the Victorian age. Spy, explorer, linguist, soldier, sensualist, husband, translator of the Arabian Nights and Kama Sutra ... Read full review

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Excellent biography. Great read of a great adventurer. Read full review

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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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