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Burton, Isabel Lady 1831-1896

Overview
Works: 172 works in 652 publications in 7 languages and 8,306 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Folklore  Portraits  Folk tales  Personal narratives  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Adapter, Licensee, Contributor
Classifications: DS207, 915.38
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Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

93 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 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
Vikram and the vampire : classic hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance by Richard Francis Burton( )

8 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Richard Burton's classic loose reworking of the Sanskrit fable cycle Twenty five tales of Baital follows the tale of King Vikram who promises a powerful sorcerer that he will capture a vampire spirit that hangs from a tree like a bat and can inhabit and reanimate dead bodies
First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

28 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 397 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 inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land : from my private journal by Isabel Burton( Book )

37 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Captain Sir Richd F. Burton by Isabel Burton( Book )

19 editions published between 1893 and 2005 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vikram and the vampire : or, Tales of Hindu devilry by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

20 editions published between 1893 and 1989 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Richard Burton's adaptation of the Sanskrit text?Baital Pachisi describes seven tales from the 25 in the original. Edited by his wife and including several illustrations, Burton's version of the ancient Indian text offers an entertaining insight into the historical representation of vampires.?
Arabia, Egypt, India: a narrative of travel by Isabel Burton( Book )

11 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Isabel Burton (1831-96) was a distinguished nineteenth-century traveller, writer and critic. She and her husband Richard explored the Middle East, India, Africa and South America extensively during his diplomatic placements and for their own pleasure. Individually and collaboratively they produced several exquisitely detailed travelogues, recording custom, culture, politics and geography. This account of their travels, first published in 1879, details the Burtons' leisurely route to India through Europe before crossing the Mediterranean and continuing south through Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. This skilful and humorous narrative brings the places and people to life through personal anecdotes, observations and colourful description. Burton's political and historical comments on the lands she travels through are reasoned, well-researched and afford valuable insight into public opinion and world affairs at this time
The life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton by Isabel Burton( Book )

15 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Burton's edition of her husband's Arabian nights : translated literally from the Arabic( Book )

11 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated literally from the Arabic. Prepared for household reading by J. H. McCarthy
Os Lusiadas (the Lusiads): by Luís de Camões( Book )

11 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passion-play at Ober-Ammergau by Isabel Burton( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iracema : a novel by José Martiniano de Alencar( Book )

15 editions published between 1886 and 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martim, " a young warrior whose white skin is not colored by the blood of the Americas," is lost in the forest when he happens upon the beautiful maiden Iracema. She leads him to the Tabajara village and her father, the tribe's shaman. Martim is taken in by the spiritual leader, and Iracema attends to him. Soon, however, her undisguised interest in Martim arouses the jealousy and enmity of "the great chieftain of the Tabajara nation," the hotheaded, treacherous Irapua. One night as the chieftain and his warriors sleep, Iracema leads her love out of the village to a reunion with his spiritual brother, Poti, and the safety of his adopted tribe. Their elopement enrages the Tabajaras and makes Iracema an outcast, but together they undertake an odyssey that will determine the future of a new-born nation." "This tale, which contributed to a Brazilian sense of nationhood, and which many contemporary Brazilian writers and literary critics still cite as a foundation for their own work, reflects the gingerly way that mid-nineteenth century Brazil dealt with race mixture and multicultural experience. With this new translation, readers gain entrance to one of the most beautiful and affecting stories of Brazilian literature, and witness an important chapter in the development of a country's national literature."--Jacket
The life of Captain Sir Richd. F. Burton by Isabel Burton( Book )

5 editions published between 1893 and 1903 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kasîdah (couplets) of Hâjî Abdû el-Yezdî : a lay of the higher law by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

7 editions published between 1894 and 1914 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of Isabel lady Burton; the story of her life by Isabel Burton( Book )

24 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography, including letters and journal selections of a woman from a prominent English family, which gives insights into the private lives of the British upper class
The life of Captain Sir Richd F. Burton by Isabel Burton( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1893 and 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Mecca by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

12 editions published between 1898 and 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel de Moraes : a chronicle of the seventeenth century by J. M. Pereira da Silva( )

4 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Vikram and the vampire : classic hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance
Alternative Names
Arundell, Isabel 1831-1896

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Burton, Isabel 1831-1896

Burton, Isabel Arundell.

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Burton, Isabel Arundell, Lady, 1831-1896

Burton, Isabel, Lady

Isabel Burton britische Reiseschriftstellerin

Isabel Burton Brits schrijfster (1831-1896)

Isabel Burton traductora británica

Isabel Burton traductrice britannique

إيزابيل بورتون

‏إيزابيل بورتون، 1831-1896‏ ليدي،

إيزابيل بورتون مترجمة بريطانية

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Vikram and the vampire : classic hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romanceFirst footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of HararThe life of Captain Sir Richd F. BurtonThe life of Captain Sir Richard F. BurtonOs Lusiadas (the Lusiads):Iracema : a novelPersonal narrative of a pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and MeccahPersonal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Mecca