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Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890

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Works: 1,804 works in 5,213 publications in 15 languages and 78,910 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  Folklore  History  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fairy tales  Fantasy fiction  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Subject Headings: Scholars 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Speaker, Composer, Other, Illustrator, Creator, Annotator, Printer, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Owner, Dedicatee, Publisher, Photographer, Recipient, Commentator, Performer, edc
Classifications: G246.B8, B
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The City of the Saints, and across the Rocky Mountains to California by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

87 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British explorer Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-90) was a colourful and often controversial character. A talented linguist and keen ethnologist, he first gained celebrity for his adventurous 1853 trip to Mecca, conducted under the disguise of a pilgrim. He remains famous for his translation (with the British orientalist Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot) of The Kama Sutra (1883), a daring enterprise in the context of the Victorian society. First published in 1861, this book is an account of Burton's 1860 trip to Salt Lake City. It offers a geographical and ethnological study of Utah that focuses on the Mormon church. In the course of his research, Burton was able to meet the Mormon prophet Brigham Young, leader of the Latter-Day Saints and founder of Salt Lake City. Burton describes various Mormon customs, showing particular interest in polygamy, which he treats with critical distance and his characteristic sense of humour
The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû el-Yezdî by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

122 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In adapting the style, techniques and ideas of the classical Sufi masters, Burton produced a sort of "spiritual autobiography" in The Kasîdah that also provides a bridge for Westerners to better understand and accept essential Sufi concepts
The Arabian nights' entertainments : or, The book of a thousand nights and a night by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

19 editions published between 1927 and 1997 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the most famous and representative of these tales from the plain and literal translations by Richard F. Burton; the stories have been chosen and arranged by Bennett A. Cerf and are printed complete and unabridged with many of Burton's notes; introductory essay by Ben Ray Redman
First footsteps in East Africa by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

84 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), the famous Victorian explorer, began his career in the Indian army in 1842. While in India he developed his linguistic talent, mastering more than forty different languages and dialects. He turned to writing books in the 1850s and, over the remaining forty years of his life, published dozens of works and more than one hundred articles. In this book, first published in 1856, Burton recounts his travels to Harar, a city in East Africa notorious for its slave trade activity. His plan was a challenging one, as it was believed that no European had been there before; upon arrival he claimed to be an agent of the British government and presented himself to the ruler of Harar. Burton was allowed to spend ten days there, and his account give a fascinating glimpse into a then unknown city and culture
The Arabian nights : tales from a Thousand and one nights by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bennett Cerf selected the tales in this edition in 1932 for the Modern Library as the "most famous and representative" from the multivolume translation by Sir Richard Francis Burton
The Kama sutra: the classic Hindu treatise on love and social conduct by Vātsyāyana( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the "Kama Sutra" has been a classic of world literature for more than 1700 years
The Nile basin by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

28 editions published between 1864 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kama sutra of Vatsyayana by Vātsyāyana( Book )

82 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous classical Hindu manuel of physical love is one of the high points in all erotic literature. It is frank and explicit in its descriptions, and is beautifully peotic in its manner of expression. For long a forbidden work, it is undoubtedly a classic of world literature
Giambattista Basile's The tale of tales, or, Entertainment for little ones by Giambattista Basile( Book )

28 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rollicking, bawdy collection of 50 fairy tales told by 10 storytellers over five days follows the compilation efforts of 17th-century Italian poet Giambattista Basile and traces the experiences of a cursed princess who would win back her betrothed
The book of the sword by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

34 editions published between 1883 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the origin of the sword from prehistory to its full growth during the early Roman Empire. The author discusses the earliest weapons of stone, bone, horn and wood as well as variations. The swords covered include the sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, foil, and rapier as well as a host of other arms, including dirks, daggers, throwing knives, flails, and more. The text is enhanced by nearly 300 line drawings
Selections from the Arabian nights by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the tales told by Shahrazad in an attempt to save her life include "The Story of the Merchant and the Jinnee," and "The Story of Es-Sindibbad of the Sea."
Sindh and the races that inhabit the Valley of the Indus by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

37 editions published between 1851 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural history of Sindh, Pakistan
The book of The Thousand Nights and a Night by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

43 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheherezade, daughter of King Shahryar's advisor, tells her husband a different story every night to keep the king from killing her
Zanzibar; city, island, and coast by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

38 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1872, this two-volume memoir by explorer, ethnographer and diplomat Sir Richard Burton (1821-90) was written while Burton and John Hanning Speke were making preparations for their expedition to solve one of the major geographical mysteries of the nineteenth century - the location of the source of the Nile. The pair arrived in Zanzibar in December 1856, and Burton made detailed notes on his surroundings which were developed into Volume 1, which focuses on 'The City and the Island', including Burton's journey preparations and arrival. He discusses the significance of the 'Nile question' as well as recording geographical, botanical, meteorological and ethnographic observations. The manuscript on which the book is based, entrusted to an East India Company official for dispatch to the Royal Geographical Society, was initially misplaced, thus delaying publication by twelve years, but enabling Burton to add a chapter on Speke's achievement and untimely death
The Arabian nights, or, The book of a thousand and one nights by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

47 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of Burton's translation of the Arabian nights, plus DOS applications
The lake regions of Central Africa by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

27 editions published between 1860 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Richard Burton was a brilliant and complex explorer, linguist, adventurer, scholar and swordsman. Lake Regions of Central Africa is the narrative of three years' hard travel from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika to try and discover the source of the Nile. The journey was often fraught with danger; Burton was told before he set out that natives would be waiting in the trees to shoot them with poisoned arrows, and that armies of elephants would attack their camps at night
Goa, and the blue mountains, or, Six months of sick leave by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

37 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

22 editions published between 1893 and 1964 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, and much more. Volume One starts with the Preface to the Memorial Edition by his wife, Isabel Burton
The glory of the perfumed garden : the missing flowers : an English translation from the Arabic of the second and hitherto unpublished part of Shaykh Nafzawi's Perfumed garden by ʻUmar ibn Muḥammad Nafzāwī( Book )

37 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabisk seksualhåndbog skrevet i første halvdel af 1500-tallet, der beskriver (al) viden om det erotiske liv
The lake regions of Central Africa : a picture of exploration by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

35 editions published between 1860 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Richard Burton's journal of his journey through Africa
 
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The Arabian nights : tales from a Thousand and one nights
Alternative Names
A. F. R. G. S 1821-1890

Abdû el-Yezdî 1821-1890

Abdû el-Yezdî, Hâjî 1821-1890

al-Yazdi, Haji Abdu

B., F. 1821-1890

B., F. (Burton, Francis), 1821-1890

Baker, Frank

Baker, Frank 1821-1890

Beoteon, Licheodeu F. 1821-1890

Burṭan, Ār. EF. 1821-1890

Burtn R. F.

Burton R. F.

Burton R. F. 1821-1890

Burton, R. F. 1821-1890 Sir

Burton, R. F. (Richard F.)

Burton, R. F. (Richard F.), 1821-1890

Burton, R. F. (Richard F.), Sir, 1821-1890

Burton , Richard

Burton Richard 1821-1890

Burton, Richard 1821-1890 Sir

Burton Richard F.

Burton, Richard F. 1821-1890

Burton, Richard F. 1821-1890 Sir

Burton, Richard F. (Richard Francis)

Burton, Richard F. (Richard Francis), 1821-1890

Burton, Richard F. (Richard Francis), Sir, 1821-1890

Burton, Richard F. Sir

Burton Richard Francis

Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890

Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890 Sir

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890

Burton, Richard Sir

Burton, Richard Sir 1821-1890

Burton, Sir Richard 1821-1890

Burton, Sir Richard Francis

Capitaine Burton.

F. B 1821-1890

F. B. (i.e. Burton, Richard Francis, Sir)

F.R.G.S., a, 1821-1890

Hāǧī ʿAbdū al-Yazdī 1821-1890

Haj Abdu al-Yazdi 1821-1890

Hâjî Abdű al-Yazdi

Hâjî Abdû al-Yazdi 1821-1890

Hâjî Abdű el-Yezdî

Hâjî Abdû ĕl-Yezdî 1821-1890

Li cheo deu F. Beo teon 1821-1890

Licheodeu-F.-Beoteon 1821-1890

Richard Francis Burton angielski podróżnik i odkrywca

Richard Francis Burton brit utazó, felfedező, katona, orientalista, író, költő

Richard Francis Burton britischer Forschungsreisender, Übersetzer, Orientalist

Richard Francis Burton Brits schrijver

Richard Francis Burton Britský objevitel, spisovatel a špion

Richard Francis Burton English explorer, translator, orientalist

Richard Francis Burton esploratore, traduttore e orientalista britannico

Richard Francis Burton explorateur, aventurier, écrivain et orientaliste britannique

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Yezdî, Abdû El 1821-1890 Hâjî

Yezdî, Abdû El, Hâjî, 1821-1890

Yezdi, Haji Abdu el- 1821-1890

Бертон Р. Ф

Бертон Р. Ф. 1821-1890

Ричард Франсис Бъртън

Ричард Фрэнсис Бёртон

Рычард Фрэнсіс Бёртан

Рычард Фрэнсіс Бэртан

Річард Френсіс Бертон

Хаджи Абду эль-Йезди

Хаджи Абду эль-Йезди 1821-1890

ברטון, ריצ'רד, סר, 1821-1890

ריצ'רד פרנסיס ברטון

ריצ'רד פרנסיס ברטון סופר בריטי

بيرتون، رتشارد فرنسيس، 1821-1890 سير،

بيرتون، رتشارد فرنسيس، السير، 1821-1890

ريتشارد بورتون

ريتشارد فرانسيس برتون

ريتشارد فرنسيس بورتون، 1821-1890 سير،

ريتشارد فرنسيس بورتون، السير، 1821-1890

رچرڈ فرانسس برٹن

رچرڊ برٽن

ریچارد فرانسیس برتون

रिचर्ड बर्टन

రిచర్డ్ ఫ్రాన్సిస్ బర్టన్

리처드 프랜시스 버턴

버턴, R. F. 1821-1890

버턴, 리차드 F. 1821-1890

버턴, 리차드 프랜시스 1821-1890

버턴, 리처드 1821-1890

버턴, 리처드 F. 1821-1890

버턴, 리처드 프랜시스 1821-1890

버튼, 리처드 프랜시스 1821-1890

バートン

バートン, リチャード

バートン, リチャード・F

リチャード・フランシス・バートン

理察·弗朗西斯·伯頓

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The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû el-YezdîThe Arabian nights' entertainments : or, The book of a thousand nights and a nightFirst footsteps in East AfricaThe Arabian nights : tales from a Thousand and one nightsThe Kama sutra: the classic Hindu treatise on love and social conductThe Kama sutra of VatsyayanaGiambattista Basile's The tale of tales, or, Entertainment for little onesThe book of the sword