Logo

The Life of Sir Richard Burton

Small book cover: The Life of Sir Richard Burton

The Life of Sir Richard Burton
by

Publisher: Project Gutenberg

Description:
Captain Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Similar books

Book cover: A Gallery of EccentricsA Gallery of Eccentrics
by - Minton, Balch
Odd ducks, Limited! That is what this book is about. Twelve biographies of people who are different from the rest of us. Different, does not mean evil or overly kinky. There are two sides to 'Normal': The abnormally good and the abnormally bad.
(5656 views)
Book cover: Men of WealthMen of Wealth
by - Ludwig von Mises Institute
First-class business history, the story of great fortunes made by the most notable men of wealth in history: Jacob Fugger, John Law, Nathan Rothschild, Thomas Gresham, Robert Owen, Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan and J.D. Rockefeller.
(13871 views)
Book cover: Dictionary of World BiographyDictionary of World Biography
by - ANU Press
Mahatma Ghandi to Madonna, Jesus Christ to Jimmy Carter from a Non-American and Non-European veiwpoint. Jones is an Australian politician, writer and lawyer, educated at Melbourne University, the first to raise public awareness of global warming ...
(3968 views)
Book cover: Benevolence : From Guatemala to Goa On a Zimmer FrameBenevolence : From Guatemala to Goa On a Zimmer Frame
by - Project Gutenberg
At the age of one I contracted Polio. Suddenly, a world of infinite possibilities collapsed in upon me. Everything was now a struggle: breathing, lifting my arms, learning to walk. Nothing came easily. And the suffering wasn't just physical.
(5218 views)