The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton (Paperback)Fawn Brodie (author)
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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.
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 33 mm
Edition: New edition
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