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Tales from the Arabian Nights - $20 (south Davis)

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Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) was an amazing 19th Century British adventurer, traveler, explorer, geographer, explorer, orientalist, ethnologist, soldier, writer, diplomat, and incredible polylinguist--fluent in many languages and dialects. After growing up in Great Britain and conquering more mundane Romance languages, he traveled extensively in Africa, South and North America, and the Indian sub-continent, "picking up" more languages ain each area. Although born a Christian, he used his extensive language and cultural skills to successfully--and respectfully--make the (dangerous for a westerner) pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) in 1859.

This volume contains selected stories from Burton's much larger, complete, multi-volume collection: "The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night." This Burton translation is uncensored and adult in nature (so not for kids).

I also have some biographies of Burton that I will be adding to this page in the near future.

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