Richard F. Burton Books




Sir Richard Francis Burton, (1821-90), British explorer, Orientalist, and author, born in Torquay, Devonshire, and educated at Oxford University. In 1842 Richard F. Burton joined the army maintained by the East India Company, and for the next seven years he served in Sind, India. During this period he mastered a number of Near Eastern and Eastern languages, in preparation for a series of journeys and explorations. In 1853, disguised as an Afghan pilgrim, he made the pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca, being one of the first Europeans to enter those cities. Richard F. Burton's next journey was into Somaliland, a region which few white men had previously penetrated. In 1856 Richard F. Burton traveled in equatorial Africa with the British explorer John Hanning Speke, discovering Lake Taganyika and Victoria Nyanza. After 1861 Burton was a member of the British diplomatic service. Richard F. Burton was knighted in 1886. Richard F. Burton is best known for his definitive translation (16 vols. 1885-88) of the collection of Oriental tales known as the Arabian Nights.


Easton Press Richard F. Burton books:
The Arabian Nights - 1981
The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (17 volume set) - 1994
First Footsteps In East Africa - 2007


Franklin Library Richard F. Burton books:
Tales From the Arabian Nights - 100 Greatest Books of All Time - 1977
Tales From the Arabian Nights - World's Best Loved Books - 1980








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