Captain Sir Richard F.Burton's "King Vikram and the Vampire
Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic and Romance" New edition
By (author) Sir Richard Francis Burton
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Captain Sir Richard F.Burton's King Vikram and the Vampire by Sir Richard Francis Burton
Book DescriptionTranslated from the original Sanskrit by the noted Victorian Orientalist, Sir Richard Burton, these ancient Indian folk tales influenced such later works as 1001 Arabian Nights and Boccaccio's Decameron . As revealing today as they were in their own time, these stories will entertain and delight modern readers while illuminating the life and customs of classical India. This reprint from the 1893 limited edition contains 34 black-and white illustrations, including the frontispiece designed especially for that edition."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892814756
(235mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 31-May-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Sir Richard Francis Burton
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). Famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Burton also searched for the headwaters of the Nile, and was the discoverer of the central lakes of Africa. Orientalist, prolific author, and member of the Royal Geographic Society, he was one of the most remarkable and controversial men of his century.
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