King Vikram and the Vampire: Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance

King Vikram and the Vampire: Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance

by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton
     
 

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Translated by the noted Victorian Orientalist, Sir Richard F. Burton, from the original Sanskrit, these ancient Indian folk tales influenced such later works as 1001 Arabian Nights and Boccaccio's Decameron. First published in 1870, these stories will entertain and delight modern readers while illuminating the life and customs of classical India.

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Translated by the noted Victorian Orientalist, Sir Richard F. Burton, from the original Sanskrit, these ancient Indian folk tales influenced such later works as 1001 Arabian Nights and Boccaccio's Decameron. First published in 1870, these stories will entertain and delight modern readers while illuminating the life and customs of classical India.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620551585
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon). Famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Burton also searched for the headwaters of the Nile, and was the discoverer of the central lakes of Africa. Orientalist, prolific author, and member of the Royal Geographic Society, he was one of the most remarkable and controversial men of his century.

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