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    • A Biography of Sir Richard Frances Burton
    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explorer and inventor, soldier and poet, archaeologist and diplomat, Richard Francis Burton (1821-90) was the most versatile and remarkable man of his age. But he was foremost an adventurer: "an adventurer in the intellectual and the spiritual as well as the physical world". The pioneering traveler in Central Africa who was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika was also the translator of The Arabian Nights and the secret translator of Eastern sex manuals like The Perfumed Garden.

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    • By A book reader on 04-14-08
    • A Biography of Sir Richard Frances Burton
    • By: Byron Farwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

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