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Burton, Isabel Lady 1831-1896

Overview
Works: 197 works in 645 publications in 7 languages and 8,338 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Poetry  Biography  Folklore  Art  History  Concordances  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Adapter, Licensee, Contributor
Classifications: PQ9198, 869.12
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Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

105 editions published between 1856 and 2003 in English and held by 1,352 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
First footsteps in East Africa by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

29 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 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 life of Captain Sir Richd F. Burton by Isabel Burton( Book )

21 editions published between 1893 and 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and held by 167 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.?
The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land : from my private journal by Isabel Burton( Book )

13 editions published between 1875 and 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and held by 93 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 )

12 editions published between 1898 and 2006 in English and held by 88 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 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lusiads by Luís de Camões( Book )

13 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national epic poem of Portugal, combining the story of the ten-month voyage by which Vasco da Gama opened the seaway to India with other important episodes in Portuguese history and elements of classical mythology
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

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

5 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 60 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 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 )

4 editions published between 1893 and 1903 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 25 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
Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vikram and the vampire : classic hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

8 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 5 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's wife by Jean Burton( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al-Madinah & Meccah
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)

Isabel Burton traductora británica

Isabel Burton traductrice britannique

إيزابيل بورتون

‏إيزابيل بورتون، 1831-1896‏ ليدي،

إيزابيل بورتون مترجمة بريطانية

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First footsteps in East AfricaThe life of Captain Sir Richd F. BurtonVikram and the vampire : or, Tales of Hindu devilryThe life of Captain Sir Richard F. BurtonThe LusiadsVikram and the vampire : classic hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romanceThe wilder shores of love