Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Sentiment of the Sword (Dodo Press) by Richard F Burton

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821-1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India. Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals which discovered Lake Tanganyika. His best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, making an unexpurgated translation of The Book of One Thousand Nights and a Night. Burton was considered a controversial figure in his day; many considered him a hero, others jealous of his achievements called him a scoundrel. Burton remains possibly the greatest explorer ever because of his remarkable research and uncensored documentation of the lifestyles of the various cultures he encountered in his adventures.

Buy The Sentiment of the Sword (Dodo Press) by Richard F Burton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781409956709
ISBN-10: 1409956709
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Sentiment of the Sword (Dodo Press) by Richard F Burton

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sentiment of the Sword (Dodo Press) book by Richard F Burton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

A Preview for this title is currently not available.