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Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890

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Works: 1,801 works in 5,385 publications in 15 languages and 80,664 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  Folklore  History  Illustrated works  Fiction  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Scholars 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Speaker, Composer, Illustrator, Other, Annotator, Creator, Printer, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Adapter, Owner, Publisher, Photographer, Recipient, Commentator, Performer
Classifications: G246.B8, B
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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 1,536 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 City of the Saints, and across the Rocky Mountains to California by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

88 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,522 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 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 1,414 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 )

116 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,185 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 831 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 )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in English and held by 805 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 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kama sutra of Vatsyayana by Vātsyāyana( Book )

85 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 739 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
The book of the sword by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

34 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 597 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 576 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."
A mission to Gelele, King of Dahome by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

26 editions published between 1864 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 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. He spent part of his career as British consul in Fernando Po (present-day Equatorial Guinea) in West Africa, and used this as an opportunity to explore the region. In 1861, he was sent on a mission, recounted in this two-volume work of 1864, to Dahomey (present-day Benin) to urge the king to put a stop to the local slave trade. In Volume 1 Burton tells of his voyage along the West African coast and arrival in Dahomey, where he is presented to the king
Zanzibar; city, island, and coast by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

37 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in English and held by 473 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
Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

120 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 470 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 worked in India during the 1840s as an interpreter and intelligence officer for General Sir Charles Napier, and published several books about his experiences in 1851-2. He first gained celebrity, however, for his adventurous 1853 trip to Mecca, under the disguise of a pilgrim, which is described in this lively three-volume publication (1855-6). Few Europeans had ever visited the Muslim holy places; one of them was John Lewis Burckhardt, whose 1829 account is also reissued in this series. Volume 2 of Burton's book vividly describes the heat and dangers of the journey to Medina, the behaviour and conversation of the pilgrims from many different tribes and nations, and the mosques, tombs and other sights of the bustling city, complete with traders and beggars
The Pentamerone of Giambattista Basile by Giambattista Basile( Book )

28 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- The Tale of Tales Funny and scary, romantic and gruesome--and featuring a childless queen who devours the heart of a sea monster cooked by a virgin, and who then gives birth the very next day; a lecherous king aroused by the voice of a woman, whom he courts unaware of her physical grotesqueness; and a king who raises a flea to monstrous size on his own blood, sparking a contest in which an ogre vies with men for the hand of the king's daughter--The Tale of Tales From the Trade Paperback edition
The Arabian nights, or, The book of a thousand and one nights by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

49 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of Burton's translation of the Arabian nights, plus DOS applications
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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tales from the Arabian nights : selected from the Book of a thousand nights and a night by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: a thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. Full of mischief, valour, ribaldry and romance
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 )

40 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of Arabian erotology
The lake regions of Central Africa : a picture of exploration by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

46 editions published between 1860 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-90) was an explorer who began his career in the Bombay 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 100 articles. In this two-volume work, published in 1860, Burton discusses geographical and ethnological matters, while also giving space to the 'picturesque points of view which the subject offers' in recounting his journey to Zanzibar and around the lakes in present-day Tanzania. Volume 2 sees Burton arrive at Lake Tanganyika, and much of this volume is dedicated to his exploration of this freshwater lake and investigation of the way of life of the inhabitants of its shores. He also includes an appendix of commerce in the region
The book of the sword : a history of daggers, sabers, and scimitars from ancient times to the modern day by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the sword," the author writes in his introduction, "is the history of humanity." For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged blades from stone or steel to fight in times of battle and protect in times of peace. In this groundbreaking work, Richard Francis Burton, explorer, translator, scholar, and swordsman, draws on a wealth of linguistic, archaeological, and literary sources to trace the millennia-old history of the sword. From its earliest days as a charred, sharpened stick to the height of craftsmanship in the modern era, the sword has been the weapon of choice for warriors of all stripes
 
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The Arabian nights : tales from a Thousand and one nights
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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

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Beoteon, Licheodeu F. 1821-1890

Burṭan, Ār. EF. 1821-1890

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Hāǧī ʿAbdū al-Yazdī 1821-1890

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Hâjî Abdű al-Yazdi

Hâjî Abdû al-Yazdi 1821-1890

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Hâjî Abdû ĕl-Yezdî 1821-1890

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Yezdî, Abdû El 1821-1890 Hâjî

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Yezdi, Haji Abdu el- 1821-1890

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Ричард Франсис Бъртън

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Рычард Фрэнсіс Бёртан

Рычард Фрэнсіс Бэртан

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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

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ريتشارد فرنسيس بورتون، السير، 1821-1890

رچرڈ فرانسس برٹن

رچرڊ برٽن

ریچارد فرانسیس برتون

रिचर्ड बर्टन

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리처드 프랜시스 버턴

버턴, R. F. 1821-1890

버턴, 리차드 F. 1821-1890

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The City of the Saints, and across the Rocky Mountains to CaliforniaThe 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 VatsyayanaThe book of the swordSelections from the Arabian nights