A Dedication to Sir Richard Francis Burton
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A Dedication to Sir Richard Francis Burton

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39 Pages
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Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821–1890) was a British writer, poet, linguist, explorer, translator, geographer, ethnologist, orientalist, Freemason, diplomat, and cartographer best remembered for extensively travelling in and exploring Africa, Asia, and the Americas. An extraordinary polyglot, he spoke 29 languages and gained extensive knowledge of many different cultures and their practices. His most famous works include English translations of “One Thousand and One Nights” and the “Kama Sutra”, as well as an incredible account of his incognito trip to Mecca when Europeans were strictly forbidden to do so. “A Dedication to Sir Richard Francis Burton” contains a fantastic collection of poetry and excepts by various authors concerning Burton's incredible work and accomplishments, including: “Richard Loves Me, A Memoir by Isabel Burton”, “The Truth About 'The Scented Garden', by William Henry Wilkins”, “A Neglected Genius: Sir Richard Burton, by Arthur Symons”, “To Richard F. Burton, by Algernon Charles Swinburne”, “On the Death of Richard Burton, by Algernon Charles Swinburne”, and “'Honor, Not Honors', by Florence Earle Coates”. Read & Co. Books is publishing this brand new collection of classic writings now complete with an introductory biography of the author by James Sutherland Cotton.

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Published 21 December 2020
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EAN13 9781528792370
Language English
Document size 2 MB

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