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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered Teh Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West

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  • Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered Teh Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West (Da Capo Press) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Edward Rice

    Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered Teh Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West

    Trade paperback, Da Capo Press
    2001
    English
    664 pages

    ISBN: 030681028X
    ISBN-13: 9780306810282

    A New York Times best-seller when it was first published, Rice's biography is the gripping story of a fierce, magnetic, and brilliant man whose real-life accomplishments are the stuff of legend. Rice retraces Burton's steps as the first European adventurer to search for the source of the Nile; to enter, disguised, the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina; and to travel through remote stretches of India, the Near East, and Africa. From his spying exploits to his startling literary accomplishments (the discovery and ... Show more

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