Richard Burton's life offers dazzling riches. He was one of the greatest Victorian explorers, an innovative translator and brilliant linguist, a prolific travel writer, a pioneer in the fields of anthropology and sexual psychology, a mesmeric lover, a spy and a publisher of erotica.
Fawn Brodie has created a vivid portrait of this remarkable man, who emerges from the richly textured fabric of his time.
His travels to Mecca and Medina dressed as a Muslim pilgrim, his witnessing of the human sacrifices at Dahomey and his unlikely but loving partnership with his pious Catholic bride are all treated with warmth, scholarship and understanding.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2003
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780907871231