Richard Francis Burton

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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)

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* 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

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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