Бёртон, Ричард Фрэнсис

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Sir Richard Francis Burton AKA "the White Nigger" by his racist fellow soldiers AKA "Ruffian Dick" aka Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî England 1821 – 1890 Teachers: Dr. William Alexander Greenhill ; General Sir Charles James Napier; Apuleius; Aristides of Miletus; Sisenna; Plutarch; Students; James Augustus Grant; Sir Samuel Baker; Dr. David Livingstone; Henry Morton Stanley, newspaperman; Isabelle Eberhardt; William Harrison, author of “Mountains of the Moon”; Friends / Enemies /Partners: Isabel Arundell, wife; John Hanning Speke, Africa; Jane Digby; Abd al-Qadir al-Jazairi AKA Abd El-Kader ibn Muhieddine; Mohammed Rashid Pasha, the Governor of Syria; Dr. James Hunt; Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot; Andrew Lang; Ouida AKA Marie Louise de la Ramée; Laurence Oliphant; Mr. Richard Charnock; Organizations: captain in the army of the East India Company; Royal Geographical Society ; co-founded the Anthropological Society of London; the Kama Shastra (publishing)society; Author: translated and collected both the Arabic and Persian editions of One Thousand and One Nights (aka the Arabian Nights); Goa and the Blue Mountains, 1850; A Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Medinah and Meccah, 1855; First Footsteps in East Africa, 1856; Lake Regions of Equatorial Africa, 1860; Two trips to gorilla land and the cataracts of the Congo, 1876; translated The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, 1883; The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nefzawi (1886); The Kasidah; collection of Hindu tales, Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry, 1870; antisemetic The Jew, the Gipsy and el Islam published posthumously in 1898 ; The City of the Saints, Among the Mormons and Across the Rocky Mountains to California, 1861; Ultima Thule; or A Summer in Iceland, 1875; The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî, 1854; Comments: The Devil Drives; Adventurer; Freemason; geographer; ethnographer; explorer; translator; writer; soldier; orientalist; cartographer; spy; linguist; poet; fencer; diplomat; restless soul in Victorian Britain; awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886; "Do what thy manhood bids thee do/ from none but self expect applause;/ He noblest lives and noblest dies/ who makes and keeps his self-made laws" from The Kasidah; sex magick; Tantra; Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton; Brodie, Fawn M. (1967). The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton; http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/b#a898; listen to him here - http://librivox.org/author/3163 and don't miss http://librivox.org/the-perfumed-garden-by-sheikh-nefzaoui/; read his Kama Sutra here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/sex/kama/index.htm, and while not sure if it is his translation, but you can listen to the Kama Sutra here - http://librivox.org/author/1248 ; http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/arts/william-harrison-79-novelist-and-rollerball-writer-dies.html?hpw ; read his Vampire tale here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/goth/vav/index.htm ; read the THE KASÎDAH OF HÂJÎ ABDÛ EL-YEZDÎ here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/isl/kas/index.htm; and Af Laylah wa Laylah here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/burt1k1/index.htm ;