Richard Burton was a phenomenon, even by the standards of his time. Master swordsman, fluent in two dozen languages, poet, scholar, soldier, archaeologist and anthropologist, he was also the pioneer explorer of East Africa; he discovered Lake Tanganyika and took part in the notorious search for the source of the Nile and the 'Mountains of the Moon'. He travelled extensively in West Africa, the Americas, India, Europe and the Middle East. A translator of immense talent, he produced. English versions of Camoens' Lusiads, the Kama Sutra, and, most famously, The Arabian Nights. As a sexologist he anticipated Freud and Havelock Ellis. In this biography, Frank McLynn draws on material from a wealth of untapped sources. He offers a challenging and original psychological portrait of the public and private Burton, the latter tortured, divided and deeply ambivalent. Not neglected either is Burton's formidable and controversial wife Isabel. The result is a disturbing but compelling portrait of a man many claim to have been the greatest of all the 'Eminent Victorians'.
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Descripción John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1993. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP17883514
Descripción John Murray, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelfwear. However for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL1168395
Descripción John Murray, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your bookcase after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000848820
Descripción John Murray Publishers Ltd 15/07/1993, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Some shelf wear and marking on cover. Cover is also laminated. Content in very good condition. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 039305-3
Descripción John Murray., 1993. Estado de conservación: Good. Softback. Book- Good, spine sunned. 9x6. 428pp. 17 b/w plates, 4 maps. Nº de ref. de la librería 1706592
Descripción John Murray Publishers Ltd 1993, 1993. New paperback but with some shelf wear and creasing to cover and spine. A little dusty but content fine. Nº de ref. de la librería A72990