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Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890

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Works: 2,048 works in 5,877 publications in 12 languages and 81,280 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Folklore  Fairy tales  Personal narratives  History  Illustrated works  Erotic fiction  Legends  Fiction 
Subject Headings: Scholars 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, wst, win, Speaker, Creator, Composer, Other, Annotator, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Performer, Photographer, Commentator, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: G246.B8, B
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The Arabian nights by Gladys Davidson( )

39 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Sinbad the Sailor. Aladdin. These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in Arabian Nights are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike. This beautiful, leather-bound edition collects the classic tales of Arabian Nights in a new, redesigned format. Specially designed end papers, gilded edges, a ribbon bookmark, and other decorative elements enhance the reading experience, while an expert introduction provides new information and context for these well-known stories."--Publisher
The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû el-Yezdî by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

128 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,631 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 )

86 editions published between 1861 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,626 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
Vikram and the vampire : classic Hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance by Richard Francis Burton( )

12 editions published between 1870 and 2019 in English and held by 1,403 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
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 1,364 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
The perfumed garden by ʻUmar ibn Muḥammad Nafzāwī( )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Finnish and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perfumed Garden is a sex manual written in erotic prose. It gives advice on bodily appearance, sexual technique, and also on the symptoms and remedies for sexual diseases. Al-Nafzawi also describes the sex of animals and interprets dreams. The advice and technical descriptions are interspersed with stories which should give the manual context and amuse the reader
Kamasutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

120 editions published between 1883 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,081 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 Nile basin by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

19 editions published between 1864 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lake regions of Central Africa : from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika by Richard Francis Burton( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton describes his three-year voyage throughout Central Africa from 1856-1859
The Arabian nights : tales from a Thousand and one nights by Marc Chagall( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 926 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
Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

70 editions published between 1855 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton's account of traveling to Mecca in disguise in 1853. The trip was extremely dangerous, and several times he was close to being discovered; he had to learn a great deal of particular social customs, Islamic ritual, and etiquette
First footsteps in East Africa by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

40 editions published between 1910 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Goa, and the blue mountains, or, Six months of sick leave by Richard Francis Burton( )

31 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The book of the thousand nights and a night : a plain and literal translation of The Arabian nights entertainments by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

79 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 711 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
First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

79 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer's firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils of the desert. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data
Zanzibar; city, island, and coast by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

37 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in English and held by 616 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 Kama sutra of Vatsyayana : the classic Hindu treatise on love and social conduct by Vātsyāyana( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in English and held by 594 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 book of the sword by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

33 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and held by 589 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
Vikram and the vampire, or, Tales of Hindu devilry by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

46 editions published between 1870 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 tales, translated by Burton from the Sanskrit Baital-Pachisi, or 25 Tales of a Baital, "hung on [the] thread" of the "laughable" difficulties faced by King Vikram, "the King Arthur of the East," as he and his son attempt to bring a baitel (vampire) to a magician. Cf. Isabel Burton's "Preface" to the 1893 Memorial Ed., p. xi
Sindh and the races that inhabit the Valley of the Indus by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

42 editions published between 1851 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû el-YezdîThe City of the Saints, and across the Rocky Mountains to CaliforniaVikram and the vampire : classic Hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romanceThe Arabian nights' entertainments : or, The book of a thousand nights and a nightThe perfumed gardenKamasutraThe lake regions of Central Africa : from Zanzibar to Lake TanganyikaThe 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.

B., F. 1821-1890

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

Baker Frank

Baker, Frank 1821-1890

Beoteon, Licheodeu F. 1821-1890

Bīrtūn, Ritšārd 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 Francis

Burtonas Richardas seras

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 Burton

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 Френсис Бёртон

Ричард Фрэнсис Бёртон

Рычард Фрэнсіс Бёртан

Рычард Фрэнсіс Бэртан

Річард Френсіс Бертон

Річард Френсіс Бертон британський мандрівник, дослідник, географ, письменник

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

버어튼, 리처드 F. 1821-1890

버어튼, 리처드 프랜시스 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

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