Pilgrimage to Medina and MeccaExcerpts by Richard Burton audiobook

Pilgrimage to Medina and MeccaExcerpts

By Richard Francis Burton
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    ISBN: 9781449802714

In the 19th century, Sir Richard Francis Burton-Oxford-educated spy and adventurer-became the first Englishman to enter the Muslim city of Mecca. Disguised as a dervish, Burton braved the harsh desert climate, Bedouin bandits, and the scrutiny of Muslim travelers to reach the forbidden city. He recorded his experiences in this book, a fascinating adventure of unique anthropological significance.

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In the 19th century, Sir Richard Francis Burton-Oxford-educated spy and adventurer-became the first Englishman to enter the Muslim city of Mecca. Disguised as a dervish, Burton braved the harsh desert climate, Bedouin bandits, and the scrutiny of Muslim travelers to reach the forbidden city. He recorded his experiences in this book, a fascinating adventure of unique anthropological significance.

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Author Bio: Richard Burton

Author Bio: Richard Burton

Richard Burton (1925–1984), born in Wales, was a renowned, award-winning actor of stage and screen. He was one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period and at one time the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He won a BAFTA, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Tony Awards for Best Actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role, but without ever winning. His awards include a 1975 Grammy Award for Best Children’s Recording, for The Little Prince. He also narrated Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of the Worlds, his performance becoming a necessary part of the concept album. Widely admired for his command and understanding of English poetry, he insisted that his way out of an impoverished Welsh childhood was due not to acting but to books; he read one a day and was an avid fan of Shakespeare. Although he is widely known for his Tony Award-winning role playing King Arthur in the original production of Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway musical Camelot, he also won a reputation as the best Hamlet of his generation. 

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Author Bio: Richard Francis Burton

Author Bio: Richard Francis  Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke twenty-nine European, Asian and African languages. Burton’s best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, 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), bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English