Title 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.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition Sixth Printing.
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1989.
0684191377 / 9780684191379
Seller ID 68014X1
The definitive biography of one of history's most fascinating and romantic characters - the scholar, adventurer, poet, British undercover agent, and explorer of Africa's remotest stretches. Edward Rice devoted the better part of ten years to researching Burton's life, at times risking his own in his travels through India, the Near East, and Africa. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Sir Richard Burton, Edward Rice, Mecca, Explorers, Arabian Nights, Secret Agents, Zanzibar, Prostitutes, Kama Sutra, Africa, Hinduism, Biography, Islam, Thomas Wright, Sufism, John Hanning Speke, Sind, Qur'an, Persian Language, General Charles Napier, Sidi Bombay Mubarak, Prophet Muhammad, Jews, India, HindustaniGoans, Gypsies, Dervishes, Crimean War, Isabel Arundel Burton, Brothels, Arabic, Afghanistan).