Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry

Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry

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Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry by Richard F. Burton, Ernest Griset

Soldier, explorer, and adventurer, British author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) is perhaps best remembered for his notoriously unexpurgated translations of The Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, which scandalized-and titillated-Victorian readers. Lesser known, however, is his intriguing collection of classic Hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance, first published in 1870.

Enlivened by Burton's own imagination-he was the first to translate them from Sanskrit-these stories purport to demonstrate "the exceeding folly of many wise fools," "the use and misuse of magic pills," "that a man's wife belongs not to his body but to his head," "the marvellous delicacy of three queens," and more.

This obscure, delightful work is a fascinating look at both Indian mythology and Victorian cultural anthropology.

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ISBN-13: 9781616401917
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 04/12/2010
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

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