Wanderings in Three Continents
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Wanderings in Three Continents

by Richard Francis Burton
     
 

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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Controversial British soldier and adventurer, linguist, translator and writer, Burton (1821-90) composed the eight essays, and delivered most of them as lectures to sundry geographical and scientific societies at different times. They were prepared for publication from his notebooks after he died. Spanning the most active years of Burton's active life, 1853-70, they cover El Medinah and Meccah, Harara, the heart of Africa, the city of the Mormons, Dahome, up the Congo, the interior of Brazil, and through Syria to Palmyra.

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ISBN-13:
9781290045346
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Captain Sir Richard F. Burton (1821–1890) was a renowned 19th-century explorer, soldier, diplomat and writer, best known for his travels in Africa and Asia (especially his undertaking of the pilgrimage to Mecca), as well as his astounding gift for languages. He was a prolific author and, in addition to his own works, he also undertook translations of the Arabian Nights, the Kama Sutra and other classics.

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