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  - 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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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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