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A rage to live : a biography of Richard and Isabel Burton

Author: Mary S Lovell
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Describes the accomplishments of the British explorer and scholar, and the relationship between him and his unconventional wife.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Isabel Burton, Lady; Isabel Burton, Lady; Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Richard Francis Burton; Isabel Burton; Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Isabel Burton, Lady
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary S Lovell
ISBN: 0393046729 9780393046724 9780393320398 0349110166 9780349110165 0393320391
OCLC Number: 39335566
Description: 910 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A Gipsy Childhood 1821-1840 --
Undergraduate to Griffin 1840-1842 --
The Subaltern 1843-1845 --
Mirza Abdullah 1845-1846 --
Indian Summer 1846-1849 --
Miss Arundell 1831-1852 --
Flirtations 1849-1853 --
The Pilgrim 1853 --
Dreams of Africa 1853-1854 --
Disaster in the Horn of Africa 1854-1855 --
With Beatson's Horse in the Crimea 1855-1856 --
Secret Engagement 1856 --
The Scent of Cloves 1856-1857 --
The Long Safari 1856-1857 --
The Lake Regions 1857-1858 --
The Betrayal Summer 1859 --
Turning Point 1859-1860 --
The Prairie Traveller 1860 --
Marriage 1861 --
Consul in West Africa 1861-1863 --
Island Honeymoon 1863-1864 --
Source of the Nile 1861-1864 --
The Duel September 1864 --
South American Interlude 1865-1868 --
Home Again 1868-1869 --
Destiny in Damascus 1869-1870 --
A Sweet Unrest 1870-1871 --
Pay, Pack and Follow! 1871-1873 --
Trieste --
The Early Years 1873-1875 --
A Charming Day and no One Died 1876-1879 --
Lengthening Shadows 1879-1880 --
Arabian Nights 1881-1883 --
Kama Shastra --
Paradigms of Passion 1883-1886 --
Bid the Winter Come 1887-1890 --
Actions and Reactions 1890-1891 --
'Hermaphrodite' and the Pornographers 1891-1894 --
Last Tinkle of the Camel Bell 1894-1896.
Responsibility: Mary S. Lovell.

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The explorer and scholar Richard Burton was arguably the most interesting man of the 19th century. Isabel was his partner and his passionate companion who was the rock his career stood on. This is  Read more...

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A RAGE TO LIVE is a splendid and very enjoyable book. Mary S Lovell does her hero and heroine proud * LITERARY REVIEW * Gripping * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * A monumentual biography * THE TIMES * Scholarly Read more...

 
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