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Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

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ISBN-10: 1116485648

ISBN-13: 9781116485646

Edition: N/A

Authors: Justin H. McCarthy, Richard F. Burton, Isabel Burton

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List price: $38.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.99" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Sir Richard Burton, the explorer, adventurer, translator, and student of Eastern sexual customs, was born in Torquay, England. He received an irregular education, which included an expulsion from Oxford University. In 1842 Burton joined the East India Company and went to India, where he learned the Persian, Hindustani, Afghan, and Arabic languages. Burton was the first European to reach Harar, the religious capital of Somaliland. He was the discoverer of Lake Tanganyika and explored in the Congo, the Cameroons, Dahomey, and Brazil. He was a pioneer ethnologist and anthropologist. Burton was a linguist of dazzling ability, speaking 29 languages and 11 dialects. He wrote 43 books on his…