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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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 ...

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 2001, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780306810282

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West 1991, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060973940

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West 1990, Scribner Book Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684191379

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