The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton
Eland, 2002 - 464 sivua
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.
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This is an excellent biography of one of the most fascinating British Victorian explorers. Burton's life reads like fiction. He lived life to its very fullest and is the embodiment of the boundless ... Lue koko arvostelu