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Wanderings in Three Continents (Folios Archive Library)

Sir Richard Burton

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ISBN 10: 1859642322 / ISBN 13: 9781859642320
Published by Garnet Publishing, 2010
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Title: Wanderings in Three Continents (Folios ...

Publisher: Garnet Publishing

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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This posthumous volume of essays, first published in 1901, reveals Burton “in the aspect in which he was known best to the world – as a traveler and explorer”. Spanning the period from 1853 to 1870, the most active years of Burton’s life, the book includes chapters on Burton’s controversial pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina, his travels to the city of Harar (in present-day Ethiopia), his voyage to “the Heart of Africa”, his 1860 visit to Great Salt Lake City (the “City of the Mormons”), a “mission to Dahomé”, a “trip up the Congo”, a journey through the interior of Brazil, and finally his travels through Syria to Palmyra.

Most of the essays were lectures that Burton delivered before a variety of geographical and scientific societies in London, Edinburgh, Bath, Brazil and Damascus. They serve as a superb introduction for the lay reader to Burton’s travels, as they are presented in a much less scholarly format than his longer works.

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Captain Sir Richard F. Burton (1821–1890) was a renowned 19th-century explorer, soldier, diplomat and writer, best known for his travels in Africa and Asia (especially his undertaking of the pilgrimage to Mecca), as well as his astounding gift for languages. He was a prolific author and, in addition to his own works, he also undertook translations of the Arabian Nights, the Kama Sutra and other classics.

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