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The Perfumed Garden by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton

The Perfumed Garden - for the Repose of the Mind is a classic work of Arab erotica offering a uniquely entertaining collection of tales, frank and sound advice on sexual relations, and a poetic style of great literary merit. This is a book which delights in the humorous possibilities of sexual expression, and treats these in an urbane style reminiscent of Chaucer and Boccaccio. Also included in the first illustrated edition is a remarkable collection—previously unpublished—of early Mughal and other rare erotic paintings. Reproductions of exquisite tilework and friezes offer a rare glimpse of the Arabian palaces and harems that provide much of the inspiration for the original text. Over 50 full-color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892814435
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 07/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 811,325
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About 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).

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The editor of this edition of the classic Arabic has omitted several sections of the original, including the chapter on homosexual practices. In undertaking publishing such frank and open text, it is ironic that he should shy from this , or any section of the original.