The Cataracts of
From Fernando Po to Loango Bay.—­the
During the hot season of 1863, “Nanny Po,”
as the civilized African calls ...
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), English explorer, scholar, poet, translator, and diplomat, explored in Africa and Asia and studied Oriental literature and American religions.Richard Burton was...
Sir Richard F. Burton, one of the most widely traveled, best read, and most fascinating of Victorian adventurers, was a prolific writer who left enduring accounts of his journeys in India, Arabia, Afr...
Sir Richard Francis Burton was not a book collector in the usual sense of the word. A prodigious buyer and reader of books throughout his adult life, he amassed a notable library that intimately refle...
Sir Richard Francis Burton was the preeminent nineteenth-century British travel writer, a brilliant linguist and translator, an extraordinary explorer, a pioneer anthropologist, a poet, a civil engine...