Imatge de l'autor

Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890)

Autor/a de The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights

364+ obres 8,140 Membres 83 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Richard Francis Burton was an explorer, translator, writer, soldier, spy, fencer, and diplomat. He is most famous for his translations of One Thousand and One Sights and the Kama Sutra and for having been the first European to visit the Great Lakes of Africa. He once traveled to Mecca in disguise mostra'n més and spoke nearly thirty languages. He died in 1890. mostra'n menys


Obres de Richard Francis Burton

The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (2001) — Traductor — 1,741 exemplars
The Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (1991) — Traductor — 661 exemplars
The Source of the Nile (1860) 256 exemplars
Tales from the Arabian Nights (Gramercy) (1977) — Traductor — 214 exemplars
The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi (1900) — Traductor, algunes edicions172 exemplars
The erotic traveler (1966) 57 exemplars
Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights (2002) 44 exemplars
The Gold-Mines of Midian (1979) 41 exemplars
Tales From the Arabian Nights (2017) — Traductor — 33 exemplars
Jew, the Gypsy and El Islam (1898) 17 exemplars
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1982) 16 exemplars
The Land of Midian (Revisited) (1984) 9 exemplars
The Land of Midian - Volume 1 (1984) 9 exemplars
Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel and Exploration (1972) — Autor; Autor — 9 exemplars
Arabian Nights (Tap Classics) (2016) 7 exemplars
Tales from the Arabian Nights (1977) 7 exemplars
The Land of Midian - Volume 2 (1984) 6 exemplars
Arabian Nights 6 exemplars
The Arabian Nights Volume One (2020) 6 exemplars
Collected Arabian Nights (1900) 6 exemplars
Sind Revisited (1997) 5 exemplars
Scinde, or, The unhappy valley (1851) 5 exemplars
Tales From The Arabian Nights (1977) 4 exemplars
The Arabian Nights (2017) 4 exemplars
The Nile Basin 4 exemplars
Secret Sutras (1996) 3 exemplars
Wanderings in three continents (2010) 3 exemplars
Psychotherapy Psychoses (1961) 2 exemplars
Etruscan Bologna: a study (2000) 2 exemplars
How to See a Play (2015) 1 exemplars
Bilješke o Istri 1 exemplars
Bayonet Exercise (2011) 1 exemplars
The Sotadic Zone 1 exemplars
The Land of Midian 1 exemplars
Pilpay's Fables (2006) 1 exemplars
Vikram and the Vampire (2019) 1 exemplars

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The Perfumed Garden (0015) — Traductor, algunes edicions679 exemplars
Il Pentamerone: The Tale of Tales (1970) — Traductor, algunes edicions413 exemplars
Extraordinary Tales (1955) — Col·laborador — 266 exemplars
The Arabian Nights (Penguin Popular Classics) (1932) — Traductor — 188 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places (1991) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
Arabian Nights: Four Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Pegasus Library) (1750) — Editor, algunes edicions43 exemplars
African Discovery (1944) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Erotic Tales of the Victorian Age (1998) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Roundup: A Nebraska Reader (1957) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Kama Sutra; Phaedrus (1963) — Traductor — 14 exemplars
The Fifteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1979) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
American Aphrodite Vol. 2 No. 7 (1952) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Kama Sutra: The Classic Guide to Love (2018) — Traductor, algunes edicions4 exemplars
The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus (0084) — Traductor, algunes edicions3 exemplars
Birds of Prey (2010) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Burton, Richard Francis
Altres noms
El-Yezdi, Haji Abdu (pseudonym)
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
St Mary Magdalen Church, Mortlake, London, England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Torquay, Devon, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Trieste, Austria-Hungary
Causa de la mort
heart attack
Llocs de residència
Tours, France
Trieste, Austria-Hungary
Elstree, Hertfordshire, England, UK
University of Oxford (Trinity College)
orientalist (mostra-les totes 7)
Burton, Isabel (wife)
Stisted, Georgiana M. (niece)
East India Company
Anthropological Society of London
Premis i honors
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1908)
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (1886)
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Biografia breu
Sir Richard Francis Burton 19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Burton's best-known achievements include: a well-documented journey to Mecca in disguise, at a time when Europeans were forbidden access on pain of death; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after early translations of Antoine Galland's French version); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English; a translation of The Perfumed Garden, the Arab Kama Sutra; and a journey with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile.

His works and letters extensively criticised colonial policies of the British Empire, even to the detriment of his career. Although he aborted his university studies, he became a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A characteristic feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and information. William Henry Wilkins wrote: "So far as I can gather from all I have learned, the chief value of Burton’s version of The Scented Garden lay not so much in his translation of the text, though that of course was admirably done, as in the copious notes and explanations which he had gathered together for the purpose of annotating the book. He had made this subject a study of years. For the notes of the book alone he had been collecting material for thirty years, though his actual translation of it only took him eighteen months."

Burton was a captain in the army of the East India Company, serving in India, and later briefly in the Crimean War. Following this, he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa, where he led an expedition guided by locals and was the first European known to have seen Lake Tanganyika. In later life, he served as British consul in Fernando Pó (now Bioko, Equatorial Guinea), Santos in Brazil, Damascus (Ottoman Syria) and finally in Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood in 1886.



Sir Richard Francis Burton a Legacy Libraries (abril 2015)


Eu sei que há todo aquele papo de se inserir na época em que o livro foi escrito, e eu tentei, de verdade, mas o fato de ser impossível entrar totalmente em branco dentro de qualquer coisa só acrescenta aos pontos negativos que esse livro tem para mim. Eu aguentei algumas dezenas de — repetitivas — noites, antes de largar mão do livro e pular para as histórias mais bem faladas, ''Sinbad, ''Aladinn'' e ''Ali Baba'', histórias realmente interessantes, mas pelo que descobri, foram adições posteriores à obra original, ou seja, as melhores narrativas do livro nem faziam parte dele de fato. Você entra esperando gênios concedendo desejos, e recebe gênios estuprando mulheres.

Eu entendo que foi um livro importante, e para mim, no entanto, vai ser apenas isso, um livro que sei ser importante e nada mais; gostei mais da Epopéia de Gilgamesh do que as Mil e uma Noites.

Muitos dos meus autores favoritos sempre recomendam esse livro, mas, sei lá, muito impalpável para mim. Fico me perguntando até se li a versão certa, dada a chuva de cinco estrelas que esse livro recebe por aqui. Um dia eu tento de novo. Talvez o caminho seja ler os contos espaçados e não em sequência, dada a grande repetição de temas. Talvez o caminho seja outra edição. Sinceramente não sei.
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RolandoSMedeiros | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Aug 1, 2023 |
Last year I decided to take on The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales and was really disappointed. But, I decided not to let this keep me from giving Arabian Nights a try. And it turns out, it was a good decision.What struck me most was just how much family was the focus of these tales. Time and time again a family member was separated from their family and time and time again all family members did all they could to achieve a reunion. On the negative side. Just about every tale dealt with greed, which is what often caused these separations. But all in all, a very interesting look into a foreign culture, we need to work harder at understanding.… (més)
kevinkevbo | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Jul 14, 2023 |
De los grandes descubrimientos geográficos de la humanidad -cabría decir, para hablar con propiedad, de los pueblos europeos-, el conocimiento de la ubicación exacta de las fuentes de donde mana el misterioso Nilo, uno de los ríos mas largos y caudalosos de la Tierra, ha excitado desde muy antiguo la curiosidad e imaginación de hombres de ciencia, viajeros y geógrafos. Pero fue necesario esperar al siglo XIX para tener un conocimiento fiel y preciso del origen del Nilo. En 1857, dos temerarios aventureros, militares geógrafos británicos, el capitán Richard Francis Burton y su asistente, el capitán Speke, obtuvieron licencia y recursos económicos de la omnipotente Real Sociedad Geográfica de Londres para emprender su acariciada aventura. La presente obra es un extracto de los numerosos diarios del capitán Burton sobre aquel viaje, y en ella nos describe, desde el punto de vista siempre sorprendido y curioso del viajero, las peripecias, las dificultades (fiebres, ataques indígenas, desiertos inagotables…), los delirantes paisajes de las selvas vírgenes, así como los ritos y costumbres de los pueblos africanos que iban encontrando en el largo y tortuoso itinerario de aquel viaje fabuloso en busca de las fuentes del Nilo.… (més)
Natt90 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2023 |
Title page says "from the edition privately printed by The Burton Club" and there is a photograph on the opposite page of, I assume, Sir Richard F. Burton.
raizel | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 12, 2022 |



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