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Burton, Isabel Lady 1831-1896

Overview
Works: 203 works in 599 publications in 7 languages and 8,177 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Fiction  Biography  History  Folklore  Archives  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Sources  Bibliography‡vMicroform catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Licensee, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: DS207, 915.38
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Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

27 editions published between 1893 and 1994 in English and held by 988 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
Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

21 editions published between 1898 and 1924 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1893 and 2005 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First footsteps in East Africa by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

29 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 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
Vikram and the vampire : or, Tales of Hindu devilry by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

18 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and held by 166 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
First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land : from my private journal by Isabel Burton( Book )

18 editions published between 1875 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1898 and 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land : from my private journal by Isabel Burton( Book )

20 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabia, Egypt, India: a narrative of travel by Isabel Burton( Book )

10 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 83 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
Os Lusiadas (the Lusiads): by Luís de Camões( Book )

11 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 80 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 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1886 and 2006 in English and held by 54 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
Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

15 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kasîdah (couplets) of Hâjî Abdû al-Yazdi a Lay of the higher law translated and annotated by his friend and pupil, F.B by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

4 editions published between 1894 and 1900 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1893 and 1903 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and held by 30 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
Colonial discourses by James Augustus Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is based on seven boxes of material in the Arundel Papers at the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office, covering all aspects of Burtons̕ life and work. At the heart of the collection is a series of scrapbooks kept by Richard and Isobel Burton, combining cuttings, letters and photographs on topics including Africa, Syria, Arabia, Egypt, India, Trieste, Spiritualism, vivisection, Brazil and Isobel Burton's Life of Burton. The cuttings are from an extraordinary range of papers from The Liverpool Post to the Rangoon Times
 
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Alternative Names
Arundell, Isabel 1831-1896

Arundell Isabel 1831-1896 lady

Arundell, Isabel, lady, 1831-1896

Burton, Isabel 1831-1896

Burton, Isabel Arundell.

Burton, Isabel Arundell 1831-1896 Lady

Burton, Isabel Arundell, Lady, 1831-1896

Burton, Isabel, Lady

Isabel Burton britische Reiseschriftstellerin

Isabel Burton Brits schrijfster (1831-1896)

إيزابيل بورتون

‏إيزابيل بورتون، 1831-1896‏ ليدي،

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The life of Captain Sir Richd F. BurtonFirst footsteps in East AfricaVikram and the vampire : or, Tales of Hindu devilryFirst footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of HararThe life of Captain Sir Richard F. BurtonOs Lusiadas (the Lusiads):Iracema : a novelPersonal narrative of a pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah