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Explorer, soldier, Orientalist, cartographer, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat, Sir Richard Francis Burton is famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. Burton's best-known achievements include a perilous journey to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of ‘The One Thousand and One Nights’, the notorious publication of the ‘Kama Sutra’ and a fabled expedition in search of the source of the Nile. This comprehensive eBook presents Burton’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burton’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the major texts

* Includes rare books appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including THE CITY OF THE SAINTS and THE LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork

* Includes Burton’s rare poetry translations, available in no other collection

* Features three biographies, including the seminal text by the author’s wife - discover Burton’s incredible life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Books

GOA AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

FALCONRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE INDUS

A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF BAYONET EXERCISE

PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO AL MADINAH AND MECCAH

FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA

THE LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA

THE CITY OF THE SAINTS, AMONG THE MORMONS AND ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO CALIFORNIA

THE GUIDE-BOOK. A PICTORIAL PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA AND MEDINA

VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE OR TALES OF HINDU DEVILRY

A NEW SYSTEM OF SWORD EXERCISE FOR INFANTRY

TWO TRIPS TO GORILLA LAND AND THE CATARACTS OF THE CONGO

THE LAND OF MIDIAN

A GLANCE AT THE PASSION-PLAY

TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD

THE KAMA SUTRA OF VATSYAYANA

THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT

THE PERFUMED GARDEN OF THE SHAYKH NEFZAWI

THE JEW, THE GYPSY AND EL ISLAM

THE SENTIMENT OF THE SWORD


The Poetry Books

STONE TALK

THE LUSIADS

THE KASIDAH OF HAJI ABDU EL-YEZDI

CAMOENS. THE LYRICKS

THE CARMINA OF CATULLUS


The Biographies

THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTON by Thomas Wright

THE ROMANCE OF ISABEL, LADY BURTON by Isabel Lady Burton and W. H. Wilkins

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON by James Sutherland Cotton


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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
8 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12,817
Pages
PUBLISHER
Delphi Classics
SELLER
DELPHI CLASSICS
SIZE
33.5
MB

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