The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World

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Richard Burton was one of Victorian Britain's most protean figures. A soldier, explorer, ethnographer, and polyglot of rare power, as well as a poet, travel writer, and translator of the tales of the Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, Burton exercised his abundant talents in a diverse array of endeavors. Though best remembered as an adventurer who entered Mecca in disguise and sought the source of the White Nile, Burton traveled so widely, wrote so prolifically, and contributed so forcefully to his generation's most ...

The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World 2005, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674018624

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