The Collector of Worlds


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A prize-winning bestseller on the continent, this novel is based on the life of Sir Richard Burton, the famous explorer whose translation of the 'Arabian Nights' scandalized Victorian society. Troyanov imagines Burton through the eyes of an Indian servant, an Ottoman governor, and a former slave who acted as Burton's guide.

The Collector of Worlds 2008, Faber & Faber, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780571236534