The Life of Sir Richard Burton
by Thomas Wright
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2003
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.
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