Paths Without Glory

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Of all 19th century British explorers, Richard Burton was the most complex and contradictory: Victorian gentleman and erotic adventurer; racial supremacist and fascinated admirer of other cultures; misogynist and lover of women. This compelling study explores the crucial role of Africa, and the peoples he encountered there, in his life and career, from his journey with Speke to Lake Tanganyika to his consulship at Fernando Po, taking the reader to the heart of both the continent and this enigmatic, questing individual.

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Paths Without Glory

Paths Without Glory

Richard Francis Burton in Africa

Hardback316pp

9781597972871     Product Code: 288068

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Of all 19th century British explorers, Richard Burton was the most complex and contradictory: Victorian gentleman and erotic adventurer; racial supremacist and fascinated admirer of other cultures; misogynist and lover of women. This compelling study explores the crucial role of Africa, and the peoples he encountered there, in his life and career, from his journey with Speke to Lake Tanganyika to his consulship at Fernando Po, taking the reader to the heart of both the continent and this enigmatic, questing individual.

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