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Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890

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Works: 1,828 works in 5,474 publications in 14 languages and 80,737 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Folklore  Personal narratives  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fairy tales  History  Fantasy fiction  Sources 
Subject Headings: Scholars 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Speaker, Composer, Creator, Other, Illustrator, Annotator, Printer, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Owner, Dedicatee, Adapter, Performer, Photographer, Commentator, Recipient, Publisher, edc
Classifications: G246.B8, B
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The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû el-Yezdî by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

124 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,548 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 )

18 editions published between 1927 and 1997 in English and held by 1,392 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 )

113 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 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 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson called it a "a book that captivates in childhood and delights in age."
The Nile basin by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

27 editions published between 1864 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 50 tales from the Arabian nights, including "Sinbad the seaman," "Ali Baba and the forty thieves," and "Aladdin, or the wonderful lamp."
The Kama sutra of Vatsyayana by Vātsyāyana( Book )

87 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 731 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 thousand nights and a night : a plain and literal translation of The Arabian nights entertainments by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

69 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and held by 724 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
Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

114 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 of classic work. 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, etc
Giambattista Basile's The tale of tales, or, Entertainment for little ones by Giambattista Basile( Book )

37 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 669 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 English and Russian and held by 594 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
The Arabian nights, or, The book of a thousand and one nights by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

50 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Shahryar marries, loves, then kills a young woman each night - until he encounters Scheherezade. For one thousand and one nights, he delays her murder as he eagerly awaits her next tale of love, lust, hilarity, or sorrow. Shahrazade saves herself from execution by distracting King Shahriyar with stories
Hans Staden's true history : an account of cannibal captivity in Brazil by Hans Staden( Book )

48 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the book is a straightforward account of the author's personal experiences. The second part is a detailed treatise on the customs of the Tupinamba, their polity, trade, religion, manufactures and warlike undertakings
The lake regions of Central Africa : a picture of exploration by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

45 editions published between 1860 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 143 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 36 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
Wanderings in West Africa. From Liverpool to Fernando Po by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

24 editions published between 1863 and 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Victorian scholar-adventurer recounts long journey to British diplomatic post at Fernando Po, expeditions to African mainland. Invaluable descriptions of African tribal rituals concerning birth, marriage, death, fetishism, more. 1 illustration, 1 map
Vikram and the vampire : classic Hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

10 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You may think that the vampire story is a genre that has its roots in nineteenth-century Europe, but in truth, virtually every culture has its own version of undead creatures who feed upon the living. This fascinating collection presents several vampire stories from the South Asian subcontinent that blend supernatural elements with Hindu mysticism and mythology
Sir Richard Burton : a biography by Michael Hastings( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de avonturier en ontdekkingsreiziger Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890)
Burton; a biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of English adventurer Sir Richard Burton, who was a linguist, scholar, Orientalist, collector of erotica, secret agent, and explorer of the Nile
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton : the secret agent who made the pilgrimage to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and brought the Arabian nights to the West by Edward Rice( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes the life of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, who explored India, the Near East, and Africa, went to Mecca, and discovered the Kama Sutra
 
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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 F., Sir 1821-1890

Burton Richard Francis

Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890

Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890 Sir

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890

Burton, Richard S.

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

버어튼 , 리차드 1821-1890

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 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 nightsTales from the Arabian nights : selected from the book of the thousand nights and a nightThe Kama sutra of VatsyayanaPersonal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & MeccahGiambattista Basile's The tale of tales, or, Entertainment for little onesThe book of the sword