The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night -- Volume 10

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night -- Volume 10

by Richard F. Burton

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ISBN-13: 9783958648746
Publisher: Otbebookpublishing
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Series: Classics To Go
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 255
File size: 852 KB

About the Author

Sir Richard Francis Burton; (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was an English explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise at a time when Europeans were forbidden access on pain of death; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after early translations of Antoine Galland's French version); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English; and a journey with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. (Wikipedia)

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