The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World - Kennedy, Dane
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Richard Burton was one of Victorian Britain's most protean figures. A soldier, explorer, ethnographer, and polyglot of rare power, as well as a poet, travel writer, and translator of the "Tales of the Arabian Nights" and the "Kama Sutra", Burton exercised his abundant talents in a diverse array o endeavours. This book examines his life…mehr

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Richard Burton was one of Victorian Britain's most protean figures. A soldier, explorer, ethnographer, and polyglot of rare power, as well as a poet, travel writer, and translator of the "Tales of the Arabian Nights" and the "Kama Sutra", Burton exercised his abundant talents in a diverse array of endeavours. This book examines his life.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: HARVARD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 354
  • 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 201mm x 131mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 382g
  • ISBN-13: 9780674025523
  • ISBN-10: 0674025520
  • Best.Nr.: 22896896

Autorenporträt

Dane Kennedy is the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University.

Inhaltsangabe

Introduction
1. The Gypsy
2. The Orientalist
3. The Impersonator
4. The Explorer
5. The Racist
6. The Relativist
7. The Sexologist
8. The Afterlife
A Note on Sources
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index